The architecture created in southern Asia under the patronage of the great Mughals (1526–1858) is one of the richest and most inventive of the Islamic area, including such world famous buildings as the Taj Mahal in Agra or the tomb of Humayun in Delhi, the palaces and mosques in Agra, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri and Lahore. The author provides a concise and richly-illustrated survey of the history of Mughal architecture and the various influences exerted on the Mughal style by Central Asian-Timurid, earlier Indian and Persian architecture as well as European engravings. All building types are considered, not only the well known masterpieces but also country houses, hunting palaces, gardens, mausoleums, mosques, bath houses, bazaars, and other public buildings. Many of these are still unknown to specialists. This unique book, covering the whole range of Mughal architecture and including the numerous new photographs and detailed plans, presents the results of the author’s extensive field work in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as Iran and the central Asian region of the Soviet Union. The author’s in-depth knowledge of the original sources provides the reader with invaluable background information.