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DetailsThis book is a homage to the tremendous architectural heritage of India. The building of forts and palaces has always been regarded as a symbol of dynastic pride. These grand structures witnessed the rise and fall of many a great kingdom in medieval India. There are hundreds of forts in different parts of the country.A vast number of these forts survive in sheer ruins, rendering it extremely difficult to identify the structures within. Some of these magnificent forts stand abandoned, surrounded by a wilderness and no villages or roads providing any clue to the identity of their builders.The fort of Garhkundar in Madhya Pradesh is surrounded by dry, uncultivated land and few villages around it. The inaccessibility of many forts makes it difficult for visitors to reach there.The fort of kalinjar, also in Madhya Pradesh, requires immense effort to climb the mountain where the chandelas had built this massive fort.Here was killed Sher Shah, just when he had conquered it Chittaurgarh and Ranthamore, Jaisalmer and Mehrangarh, Daulatbad and Vijaynagara have all been among the most prestigious forts to witness events of immense historical significance.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 6288 Weight in Kg 0.3000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788172341794 Author Name DR.SURENDRA SAHAI Publisher Name PRAKASH BOOKS