Royal Tombs of India13th to 18th Century
- Category: Architecture
“Informative tables containing the list of selected royal tombs, evolution of Indian architecture, and chronological lists of various dynasties add value to this book.” —The Tribune
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The existence of Hindu and Persian Safavid influences in the pre-Mughal and Mughal tombs is a central theme of the book. Different characteristics of pre-Mughal and Mughal architecture are analyzed in examining these influences. The tombs are described in the broader historical and architectural context of the reigns of Tughluq, Lodi, Qutb Shahi and Mughal dynasties.
Besides describing the tombs and dynasties, the book traces the history of royal tombs, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids, the Greek/Roman mausoleums and the Chinese royal tombs to the Islamic tombs of Central Asia, Pakistan and India. It provides a rare insight into lesser known facts about the history and evolution of tomb architecture.
• History of Royal Tombs
• From Pre-Mughal to Mughal Architecture
• Slave, Khalji and Tughluq Tombs
• Sayyid and Lodi Tombs
• Qutb Shahi Tombs
• Mughal Tombs
|Number of photographs||87 colour photographs and 10 drawings|
|Size||8.5 x 11" (216 x 280 mm), hc|
|Date of Publishing||2009|
|Rights Available||World rights|