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Famous Monuments of India

Famous Monuments of India
$16.00
Item Code: IHL449
Author: Anu Sharma
Publisher: Prashant Publications
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 8187057467
Pages: 256 (51 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
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Preface

This book presents Indian famous monuments-forts, temples, tombs, palaces and pavilions. The monuments covered, of the period third century BC to 2005 AD, pertain to different regions of India and different periods and dynasties in Indian history. They include famous structures like the cave monasteries at Ajanta. Rajasthani temples, the Lal Qila and the Taj Mahal, Akshar Dham as well as other lesser-known buildings. Monuments of the Mughals, the Sultanate kings, the Lodis, Tughlaqs and Vijayanagar kings are among the Indian structures included. The plans are precise and are presented along with their elevations which are proportional, i.e., depict major architectural forms and masses.

The book will be useful for scholars of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic architectures.

Back of the Book

This volume presents the plans of temples, tombs, palaces and pavilions found in the Indian subcontinent and the Indianized States of Java, the Khmer, Pagan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

The monuments covered, of the period third century BC to CE 1954, pertain to different regions of India and different periods and dynasties in Indian history. They include famous structures like the cave monasteries at Ajanta, Sanchi temples, Rajasthani temples, the Lal Qila and the Taj Mahal as well as other lesser-known buildings. Monuments of the Mughals, the Sultanate kings, the Lodis, Tughlaqs and Vijayanagar kings are among the Indian structures included.

The book will be useful for scholars of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic architecture with particular reference to South Asian and South-East Asian regions.”

1 Agra Fort7
2 Ajanta Caves 13
3 Akbar’s Tomb 20
4 Akshardham 22
5 Altamash’s Tomb 27
6 Amber Fort 29
7 Bekal Fort32
8 Bibi-Ka-Maqbara 35
9 Birla Mandir 38
10 Charminar 41
11 Chittorgarh Fort 46
12 Daulatabad Fort 52
13 Dilwara Temples 58
14 Elephanta Caves 62
15 Fatehpur Sikri 68
16 Flora - Fountain 74
17 Gateway of India 77
18 Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq's Tomb 80
19 Gol Gumbaz 83
20 Golconda Fort 86
21 Golden Temple 90
22 Gwalior Fort 97
23 Haji Ali Dargah 104
24 Hawa Mahal 107
25 Hazrat Nizamuddin's Tomb 113
26 Humayun’s Tomb 116
27 India Gate 120
28 Iskcon Temple, Delhi 124
29 Jama Masjid, Delhi 126
30 Jamali Kamali Tomb 130
31 Jantar-Mantar, Delhi 132
32 Karla Caves 138
33 Khajuraho 143
34 Konarak Sun Temple 149
35 Lotus Temple 155
36 Mehrangarh Fort 161
37 Mysore Palace 168
38 Palakkad Fort 173
39 Pancha Rathas 176
40 Purana Qila 179
41 Qutub Minar 183
42 Rajghat 190
43 Rashtrapati Bhawan 192
44 Red Port 197
45 Safdarjang’s Tomb 204
46 Samath 207
47 Siddhivinayak Temple 211
48 Sun Temple, Modhera 216
49 Taj Mahal 220
50 Tirupati Balaji 240
51 Victoria Memorial 247
Glossary 253

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