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Architecture of Mughal India

Architecture of Mughal India

by Catherine B. AsherCatherine B. Asher


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521267281
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/24/1992
Series: The New Cambridge History of India
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 7.17(w) x 9.92(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; General editor's preface; Preface; List of abbreviations; Glossary; Map of major pre-Mughal and Mughal sites; 1. Precedents for Mughal architecture; 2. The beginnings of Mughal architecture; 3. The age of Akbar; 4. Jahangir: an age of transition; 5. Shah Jahan and the crystallization of Mughal style; 6. Aurangzeb and the Islamization of the Mughal style; 7. Architecture and the struggle for authority under the later Mughals and their successor states; Bibliographical essays; Index.

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