DetailsAfter 1193, when the Rajput forces led by Prithvi Raj Chauhan III, the last Hindu ruler of Delhi, lost to the Turkish soldiers of Mohammad Ghori, a change took place in the architectural styles of the capital. The Hindu era ended with the ascendance of the Delhi Sultanate, followed by a violent clash of ideals and convictions.This culminated in the grand synthesis of a new composite style of Indo-Islamic architecture, which shows itself at its best in the monuments of Delhi and Agra. The native artisan acquitted himself admirably well. The hands which had worked wonders on the stone surfaces of temples took little time to perfect the art of ornamenting with arabesque and calligraphic designs of the monuments built by the Delhi Sultans.Delhi contains some excellent specimens of Indo-Islamic architecture:the Qutb Minar -an admirably sculptured gateway,the Tughlaqabad fort - a magnificent citadel built in rugged surroundings;the Red Fort - an example of grand palace architecture;the Jama Masjid - a simple but majestic royal mosque, Delhi has been the coveted capital of many empires.Battles over possession of the city have left it a mere skeleton of its former splendour but enough remains to bear testimony to its rich and glorious past. If there is any place in India which presents a panorama of 3000 years of continuous habitation and centuries of architectural activity, it is Delhi.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Surendra Sahai is a distinguished scholar of Indian art history, specializing in medieval art and architecture. He is widely travelled and greatly in love with the great heritage of Indian Architecture. His published books are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (1997); Khajuraho (1999); Rajasthan: Colours of a desert land (2000); Indian Architecture: Islamic Period (2004); and Indian Architecture: Hindu, Buddhist and Jain (2006).Dr.Sahai is an eminent photographer. His work has featured in Photography Year Books and prominent magazines like London Magazine, Amateur Photographer, Practical Photography, SLR Camera etc. He is a frequent contributor to national & international journals, of articles on medieval Indian Art & Architecture.Dr.Sahai studied English Literature at the Universities of Lucknow and London. As a British Council Scholar, he worked on the plays of Harold Pinter. His dissertation was published by the University of Salzburg, Austria. He is a Reader of English at Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University.
SKU Code PRK B 6266 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788172340094 Author Name SURENDRA SAHAI Publisher Name PRAKASH BOOKS