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Monthly Photos June 2019

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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The Tomb of Sher Shah Suri (1486-1545)

After the death of the founder of the Mughal Empire Zahir al-Din Babur (r. 1526-30), Sher declared independence from the Empire in 1531. Thanks to his distinguished tactical genius, Sher defeated the second Mughal emperor Humayun at the battle of Kannauj on May 17, 1540. Humayun was forced to flee to Safavid Persia. Since the establishment of the Sur dynasty, Sher Shah had devoted himself to administration of the dynasty including the improvement of the grand trunk road from Kabul to Chittagong, and the introduction of the currency system “Rupee.” However, in 1545 Sher Shah perished with a sudden accidental firing during the siege of Kalinjar fort.

23 Mar 2019
Sasaram, Bihar, India
Photograph by Satoshi OGURAI

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