Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public Welfare by Khurshid Hasan ShaikhMuslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public Welfare by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh

Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public Welfare

byKhurshid Hasan Shaikh

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This study, the first of its kind, is based on the author's own architectural documentation and photography. The historical monuments studied in this book include baolies (step-wells), caravanserais, baradaries, kos minars, bridges, hammams, etc. which were meant for the welfare and comfort ofthe public. These were constructed during the Muslim rule in the areas now forming Pakistan. Muslim rulers evinced great interest in raising splendid structures, many of which - particularly those reflecting the public welfare aspects of Muslim architecture - are yet to be properly explored andstudied.Khurshid Hasan Shaikh has undertaken the task of documenting and studying such public welfare structures in Pakistan as owing to the passage of time, vagaries of nature, and continued neglect, all such buildings have suffered. By going through the write-up and the photographs, as contained in thebook, one can well appreciate the significance of the public welfare aspects of the vanishing architectural heritage of the Muslim era in Pakistan. The book is illustrated with photographs and plans of some selected examples of such structures.
Born on 4 April 1929, Khurshid Hasan Shaikh holds a postgraduate degree in General History and diploma in Archaeology from Rome University. Apart from in-service training, he received specialized training in the fields of Archaeology and Museology from foreign institutes. He served the Federal Department of Archaeology from 1952-1988,...
Title:Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public WelfareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 11.02 × 8.27 × 0.03 inPublished:February 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199065101

ISBN - 13:9780199065103

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Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgementsList of Illustrations1. Introduction2. Baolies (Step-wells)3. Caravanserais4. Baradaries5. Kos Minars (Wayside Pillars), Dak Chaukies (Rest Houses), Bridges, and Hammams (Baths)6. EpilogueBibliographyIndex