Perhaps it would be more apt to title this post: Stories about Qutub Minar. As in plural.
Apart from being Delhi’s most iconic monument, it is steeped in multiple stories and a whole lot of firsts, making it unlike any other in the city. To top it, it is not the handiwork of any one ruler or dynasty, but is a collaborative effort spanning 800 years with even an East India Company officer adding his own bit to it—a Bengal-styled chhatri perched on top of the tower, which was thankfully brought down twenty years later.
So, here are Qutub Minar’s most famous stories. The spunk behind its stones. 😊 Continue reading