|Interior of the Lat Masjid en.wikipedia.org|
|Lat Masjid,Dhar, MP. bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex|
Above image: Photograph of the interior of the Lat Masjid, at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1902.................
|North entrance, Lat masjid, Dhar (1912) mages.rgs.org|
|Lat Masjid Hop Around India|
|Iron pillar fragments (1000AD) Lat Masjiden.wikipedia.org|
|Lat masjid, Dhar(1912),mages.rgs.org/|
Dhar in the Malwa region of central India saw both Hindu and Muslim rule in different periods. Once ruled by the Hindu Paramara dynasty with Dhar as their capital from the 9th to the 13th century, the rulers were known to be patrons of arts and learning, This region came under the control of the Delhi Sultanate in 1305. Later it became part of the independent province of the Sultans of Malwa when Dilawar Khan broke away in 1401. The Gujarat sultanate in the 1530s took over the region. The iron pillar lying outside the mosque was accidentally broken into pieces when Sultan Bahadur of Gujarat (ruled 1526-37) attempted to dig it up so that he could take it to Gujarat.