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Architecture of Mughal India

Author: Catherine B Asher
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: New Cambridge history of India, I, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world famous Taj Mahal is but one of the many magnificent buildings erected by the Mughal emperors who ruled India from the early sixteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth. To date scholars have considered the most splendid of these works built by the rulers, while the lesser known or remotely situated structures have been ignored altogether. In this volume, Professor Catherine Asher considers  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine B Asher
ISBN: 0521267285 9780521267281 9780511468780 0511468784
OCLC Number: 24375997
Description: xxxi, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Glossary --
Map of major pre-Mughal and Mughal sites --
Precedents for Mughal architecture --
The beginnings of Mughal architecture --
The age of Akbar --
Jahangir: an age of transition --
Shah Jahan and the crystallization of Mughal style --
Aurangzeb and the Islamization of the Mughal style --
Architecture and the struggle for authority under the later Mughals and their successor states--
Bibliographical essays.
Series Title: New Cambridge history of India, I, 4.
Responsibility: Catherine B. Asher.
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In Architecture of Mughal India Catherine Asher presents the first comprehensive study of Mughal architectural achievements. The work is lavishly illustrated and will be widely read by students and  Read more...

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