The Architecture of the Indian Sultanates

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Abha Narain Lambah, Alka Patel
Marg Publications, 2006 - Architecture - 116 pages
The period of the Sultanates is typically defined as beginning with the Ghurid incursions into north India in the 1190s, and ending with the coming of the Mughals in 1526. However, regional architectural traditions did continue after that, fading out only many decades later. Thirty-five sultans ruled from Delhi, and many more in the provinces, effecting the maturation of a style that progressed from an architecture of demolition and recycling to a synthesis of East and West, creating one of the finest moments of Islamic architectural history. This volume includes in-depth analyses of the architecture of the Suri dynasty, Delhi under the Tughluqs, Sindh, Narnaul, Jaunpur, Gujarat, Malwa, Bengal, and the Charminar in Hyderabad

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