Delhiwale: The neighbourhood tomb

A Lodhi-era tomb in south Delhi’s Lado Sarai.

Neighbourhood News Desk: It’s known as one of Delhi’s well known monuments. This unnamed Lodhi-era tomb in south Delhi’s Lado Sarai is unusually marvelous because each evening it manages to transcend its seemingly insurmountable beauty. As the sun starts to set somewhere beyond the ruins of nearby Mehrauli, the old building loses the sense of its glorious past, if there was any. Instead, it transforms into a plaything for the neighbourhood.

People of the locality overwhelm the monument and its surroundings with the nitty-gritty of their daily lives turning the ruin into a corner of their private courtyard.

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