Islamic architecture of the Indian Subcontinent
Beginning in the thirteenth century and continuing for more than five hundred years, the architecture of India's subcontinent bore the vibrant and ornate characteristics of the Islamic peoples who thrived there. This is the first book to cover the entire history of this architectural era, encompassing all of the subcontinent including Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as a variety of provincial styles that co-existed in various regions of India. Included in this colorful, lavishly illustrated volume are numerous rare photographs of the most notable sites and buildings, all taken by Federico Borromeo during his many years of traveling throughout this area. The clear and authoritative text, by a renowned Islamic scholar, offers a detailed historical background of this period as it explains the evolution of its architecture and clarifies the many and varied regional styles. A valuable book for any student of architecture, this volume will delight anyone with a curiosity about India or Islamic history and art.
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Agra Ahmad Ahmedabad Akbar Ala al-Din arcades architecture arranged Aurangzeb Babur Bagh Bahmanid balconies bays beautiful Bidar Bijapur brick building built bulbous carved central centre century Chanderi chhajja chhatri colours columns completed corbels corner cornice courtyard covered Darwaza decorated Delhi divided Diwan-i dome dynasty elegant emperor entrance exterior facade Fatehpur Sikri Firuz Shah flanked floor floral garden gate Ghurids glazed tiles Gujarat Gumbad Hindu Humayun India inscription inside interior Islamic Jahangir jami masjid Jaunpur Khan Khana Lahore later Lodi lotus Mahall Mahmud mausoleum mihrab Minar minarets monuments mosque motifs Mughal Muhammad Muslim niches Nizam octagonal open-work ornament palace panels pavilion Persian pillars platform pointed arches prayer hall qibla Qutb rectangular red sandstone reign roof rooms ruins sandstone Shah Jahan Shahi Shaikh Sher side soleum sovereign square stone storeys structure stucco style Sultan surrounded temples tion tomb towers Tughluq verandah white marble