Architecture of Mughal India

ISBN-10: 0521267285
ISBN-13: 9780521267281
Edition: 1992
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Book details

List price: $201.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/24/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 402
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

This book traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors. Professor Asher considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects. She looks in particular at the role of political and cultural ideology, the relationship between construction in the major cities and in the provinces and the continuing Mughal fascination with paradisical imagery that culminated in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

John F. Richards is Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of The Mughal Empire (1993) and Mughal Administration in Golconda (1975) and the editor of Land, Property and the Environment (2001). He is coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century (1988) and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy (1983).

List of plates
General editor's preface
Preface
List of abbreviations
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
Index

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