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.Today the oid Muslim quarter, known as Kuttichira, is situated to the south-east of the modern town, which is rapidly ... This area, however, must have been only a small part of the old town, which once extended northward, up to the north of the modern Big ... Nevertheless, the square is still a place of gathering, and in spite of the modern water supply to houses, the tank is ... These mosques are much smaller than the Mithqalpalli and later in date, but are built in the traditional style andanbsp;...

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

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