Fathpur Sikri Revisited by Syed Ali Nadeem RezaviFathpur Sikri Revisited by Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

Fathpur Sikri Revisited

bySyed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

Hardcover | February 27, 2013

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Fathpur Sikri was an important political town and Mughal capital which emerged as a prominent socio-cultural centre with the distinctive architectural pattern. This book presents a multi-dimensional history of Fathpur Sikri, a capital city under the Mughals. It discusses architecturaltraditions, town planning, economic centres, location of imperial and bureaucratic establishments, the bazaars, the waterworks, road networks, and residential areas to provide a wider understanding of the Mughal world. It traces the history of the town from the period before Akbar, an aspect hitherto untouched. The author has extensively studied the excavations along with primary and textual sources. He studies paintings, carvings, and architectural style and identifies for the first time many new structures likethe Palace of Shahjahan and garden. With a number of plans, maps and photographs this book will be a definitive guide to the one-time capital of the Mughals.This book will be useful for scholars and students of medieval Indian history, Mughal art and architecture, and the interested general reader.
Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi is Associate Professor at the Centre for Advanced Study in History at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
Title:Fathpur Sikri RevisitedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0 inPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019808403X

ISBN - 13:9780198084037


Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Sikri before Akbar2. The Enterprise of Building Construction3. The Chronology of Construction4. The Official City5. Residential Houses6. Bazars and Markets7. Gardens8. Hydraulics and Water Management9. Sikri after Akbar10. Wall Paintings at Sikri11. Identifying the Builders: The Mason's Marks and their SignaturesAppendix I: Akbari Architecture, A NoteAppendix II: 'Conservation and Preservation' at Fathpur SikriBibliiographyIndex