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Architecture of Mughal India : New Cambridge History of India - Catherine B. Asher

Architecture of Mughal India

New Cambridge History of India

Hardcover

Published: 24th September 1992
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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.

'The history of modern India has long needed a series of survey volumes to bring together the fruits of the past twenty-five years' intensive scholarship. This The New Cambridge History of India promises to do.' The Times Literary Supplement ' ... all works of substantial scholarship, providing not merely a synthesis of existing material but also original research, insight and in some cases thoughtful new interpretations. They are all compelling reading.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'In almost every way they mark a tremendous leap forward. It is a detached, post-colonial enterprise and if the volumes which follow preserve the same quality of scholarship and writing then there is a treat in store for all students of sub-continental history. The literary fluency which makes all the volumes an excellent read for lay persons interested in recent Indian history comes, I think, from a deep and intimate knowledge of the subject.' The Guardian

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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ISBN: 9780521267281
ISBN-10: 0521267285
Series: New Cambridge History of India
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 24th September 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 18.19  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 1.18