Ahmadabad

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George Michell, Snehal Shah
Marg Publications, 1988 - Art - 187 pages
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This book is devoted to the monuments of Ahmadabad, the premier city of Gujarat. With its many mosques and tombs dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Ahmadabad preserves some of the finest Indian Islamic buildings, though these are little know outside the region. The book includes such diverse architectural traditions as the Hindu and Jain temples, the step-wells, and houses with intricately carved woodwork. The book is generously illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Maps provide the locations of monuments within the city and its surrounding environment.

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George Michell trained as an architect in Melbourne, and then obtained a PhD in Indian Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with a dissertation on Early Chalukya temples. Since then he has undertaken numerous documentation and research projects, most recently with John M. Fritz at Hampi. Surendra Kumar studied information technology in Bengaluru, and now works part-time as a photographer, specializing in panoramic topographic views. His work has been spectacularly showcased in Discovering the Deccan (Pictor, Mumbai)

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