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The Mosques of the Indian Subcontinent

Their Development and Iconography

The spread of Islam in India produced some of the most spectacular monuments, the mosques stand as testimony to the great architectural skill and expertise of the Indian subcontinent through centuries and constitute one of the ....read below

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The spread of Islam in India produced some of the most spectacular monuments, the mosques stand as testimony to the great architectural skill and expertise of the Indian subcontinent through centuries and constitute one of the most important aspects of the rich architectural culture of the region.

This volume showcases some 54 important mosques spread across the Indian subcontinent -- from Lahore in modern Pakistan to Gaur in modern West Bengal and from Delhi in the north to Kayalpatnam and Bijapur in South India. It mentions the location of the mosques, their history, structure and plan patterns and discusses various elements of the structures in detail: their entrances, pillars, porticoes, type of mihrab and other aspects. It emphasises the importance of a particular masjid such as its typifying the mosques of a certain period or dynasty and setting the standard for later masjids in some manner. It presents some other plans and proportional elevations in the appendices for a comparative study. An extremely useful list of Muslim rulers of the Indian subcontinent is provided. With maps and drawings of plans of mosques, the book is a painstaking effort to examine the evolution and iconography of the mosque architecture in the region. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and students of Indo-Islamic architecture.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124604588
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124604584
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2008
  • Pages : xvi, 212p.
  • Bibliographic Details : 1 map; 102 Plates; 34 Figures; Bibliography; Glossary; Appendices
  • Size : 29 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 1000 gm


List of Plates 
List of Figures 
Abbreviations 
Preface
 
Introduction

The Mosques: Twelfth Century

Ibrahim Shrine/Masjid, Bhadreshvar 
Solahkhambi Masjid, Bhadreshvar  
Choti Masjid, Bhadreshvar

The Mosques: Thirteenth Century

Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Delhi, 1st Stage  
Masjid Arhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Ajmer  
Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Delhi, 2nd Stage 
Qadi Taj al-din Masjid, Madurai  
Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Delhi

The Mosques: Fourteenth Century

Karim-ud-Din Masjid, Bijapur  
Masjid-i Jami, Cambay  
Jami' al-Kabir, Kayalpatnam  
Ahmad Nainar Masjid, Kayalpatnam  
Adina Masjid, Pandua  
Masjid-i Jami, Gulbarga 
Masjid Begampuri, Delhi  
Masjid 'Ala al-din, Madurai 
Masjid Kalan, Delhi  
Khirki Masjid, Delhi 
Masjid-i Jami, Srinagar

The Mosques: Fifteenth Century

Atala Masjid, Jaunpur  
Dilwar Khan Masjid, Mandu  
Masjid Ahmad Shah, Ahmedabad  
Masjid-i Jami, Ahmedabad  
Solah Khamba Masjid, Badar  
Rani Rupmati Masjid, Ahmedabad  
Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur  
Masjid-i Jami, Jaunpur  
Masjid-i Jami, Mandu  
Qadiriya Masjid, Kayalpatnam  
Masjid-i Jami, Sarkhej 
Gunmani Masjid, Gaur 
Masjid-i Jami, Campaner

The Mosques: Sixteenth Century

Chota Sona Masjid, Gaur  
Rani Sipri Masjid, Ahmedabad  
Qadam Rasul Masjid, Gaur 
Rettaikulampalli Masjid, Kayalpatnam  
Safa Masjid, Ponda  
Masjid-i Jami, Bijapur  
Badshahi Masjid, Fatehpur-Sikri   
Mithqalpalli Masjid, Calicut

The Mosques: Seventeenth Century

Ali Shahid Pir Masjid, Bijapur  
Anda Masjid, Bijapur   
Ibrahim Rauza Masjid, Bijapur 
Gol Gumbaz Masjid, Bijapur   
Moti Masjid, Agra 
Masjid Wazir Khan, Lahore  
Moti Masjid, Lal Qila, Delhi  
Masjid-i Jami, Delhi  
Masjid-i Jami, Tatta  
Marakkayarpalli (Masjid), Kayalpatnam 
Mecca Masjid, Bijapur 
Afzal Khan Rauza Masjid, Bijapur  
Shah Navaz Khan Rauza Masjid, Bijapur  
Masjid Badshahi, Lahore

Considerations 
Bibliography 
Appendix A: Glossary 
Appendix B: Miscellaneous Plans 
Appendix C: Miscellaneous Proportional Elevations 
Appendix D: Major Muslim Rulers 
Acknowledgement

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