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Indian Islamic Architecture

Handbook of Oriental Studies
Handbuch der Orientalistik Section Two India

Edited by

J. Bronkhorst

VOLUME 20

Indian Islamic Architecture
Forms and Typologies, Sites and Monuments

By

John Burton-Page†
Edited by

George Michell

LEIDEN • BOSTON 2008

On the cover: Multan, tomb of Rukn-i {¹lam, mid 14th century (courtesy George Michell) This book is printed on acid-free paper. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data A C.I.P. record for this book is available from the Library of Congress.

ISSN 0169-9377 ISBN 978 90 04 16339 3 Copyright 2008 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. Koninklijke Brill NV incorporates the imprints Brill, Hotei Publishing, IDC Publishers, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers and VSP. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, translated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher. Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personal use is granted by Koninklijke Brill NV provided that the appropriate fees are paid directly to The Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Suite 910, Danvers, MA 01923, USA. Fees are subject to change. printed in the netherlands

CONTENTS

Editorial Note and Acknowledgements ...................................... John Burton-Page: An Introduction, George Michell ............... John Burton-Page: Bibliography .................................................

vii ix xvii

Introduction Sultanate Architecture ................................................................ Mughal Architecture ................................................................... Inscriptions .................................................................................. 3 27 35

PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHS Forms and Typologies Mosques ...................................................................................... Minbars ....................................................................................... Minarets ...................................................................................... Idgahs .......................................................................................... Tombs .......................................................................................... Water Monuments ...................................................................... Step-Wells .................................................................................... Canals ......................................................................................... Towers ......................................................................................... Chhatris ....................................................................................... 43 47 49 54 55 61 65 66 67 74

Sites and Monuments Ahmadabad ................................................................................. Bharoch ....................................................................................... Bidar ............................................................................................ Bihar ............................................................................................ Bijapur ......................................................................................... 79 98 99 104 106

vi

contents 111 112 113 116 133 134 136 138 140 142 145 148 149 153 154 154 156 157 158 160 161 163 165 166 168 169 170

Champaner ................................................................................. Chanderi ..................................................................................... Daulatabad .................................................................................. Delhi ............................................................................................ Dhar...
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