Muslim Architecture of South India

Muslim Architecture of South India

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This book reinterprets the Muslim architecture and urban planning of South India, looking beyond the Deccan to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala - the historic coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. For the first time a detailed survey of the Muslim monuments of the historic ports and towns demonstrates a rich and diverse architectural tradition entirely independent from the better known architecture of North India and the Deccan sultanates. The book, extensively illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings, widens the horizons of our understanding of Muslim India and will no doubt pave new paths for future studies in the field.Among the mosques of the coastal towns of South India, the Safa Masjid at Ponda, in the State of Goa, provides a somewhat ... The Tourist Board of Goa presents it in colour brochures as a major Muslim monument in the state, and travel guideanbsp;...

Title:Muslim Architecture of South India
Author:Mehrdad Shokoohy
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-06-17


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