|Hoshang Shah's tomb, Mandu, MP. Flicker com|
|Hoshang Shah 's tomb, Mandu, MP. commons.wikimedia.org/|
The tomb is accessed through a north-facing porch. But, it is said, it is not used by the visitors. Square in plan, there are artistic ached openings on three sides supporting the marble dome above. The openings are well-proportioned. In the middle of the inside court stands the mausoleum on a square marble platform. In the big court inside a stone pavement runs along the north and south sides. Entrance to the tomb proper is through the doorway on the south side. The well-proportioned doorway is well ornamented that will never fail to get the attention of the visitors. In the interior parts the ornamental moldings such as the miniature arches with blue enamel background running all along the rim of the dome are impressive. But for this ornamental feature, the interior is plain and simple.
|Hoshang Shah 's tomb, Mandu.freeart.com|
|corridor near Hoshang Shah's tomb, Mandu, MP.thinkingparticle.com|
|Hoshang Shah 's tomb, Mandu, MP. .trekearth.com|
It is noted down by some historians that standing in the middle of Md. Khalji's tomb, the halls of Hoshang's tomb, Jami Masjid and this structure, the centers of these buildings fall in a straight line.
Hoshang Shah ( also known Alp Khan) (1406-35) was the first formally appointed Islamic king of the Malwa region of Central India. Also called Hushang Shah Gori, he was known as Alp Khan before he took on the title Hoshang Shah after being crowned the ruler of Malwa. Alp Khan's father Dilawar Khan Ghori belonged to the court of Firozshah Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi. He was appointed governor of Malwa probably by Firuz of the house of Tughlaq, but made himself independent of the Delhi Sultanate for all practical purposes in 1401. Thus he had practically come to Mandu in 1401 as the first King of Malwa, although he did not declare himself a king. He ruled Malwa for 27 years.