This volume presents the plans of temples, tombs, palaces and pavilions found in the Indian subcontinent and the Indianised states of Java, the Khmer, Pagan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. They contain detailed diagrams of plans of over 380 structures along with a brief note on each plan that covers the various segments/sections of each monument. The plans are precise and are presented along with their elevations which are proportional, i.e., depict major architectural forms and masses. The monuments covered, of the period third century bc to ce 1854, pertain to different regions of India and different periods and dynasties in Indian history. They include famous structures like the cave monasteries at Ajanta, Sanchi temples, Rajasthani temples, the Lal Qila and the Taj Mahal as well as other lesser-known buildings. Monuments of the Mughals, the Sultanate kings, the Lodis, Tughlaqs and Vijayanagar kings are among the Indian structures included.
The book will be useful for scholars of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic architecture with particular reference to South Asian and South-East Asian regions.