The work has a number of essays which sought new insights into the ideological and social relevance of imperial Mughal art by combining purely art-historical methods, such as the analysis of forms, with the information generated from literary sources. These collected papers together may help to bridge the gap between the two disciplines.The volume, illustrated by 235 balck and white illustrations, including newly measured drawings of Mughal buildings, will be an indispensable source for anyone interested in the Mughals. The book will interest not just scholars and students of art and architectural history but also students of general history, sociology, culture, literature, and religion.
About the Author:
EBBA KOCH teaches Art History at the University of Vienna. Her specialization is the Mughal period, in particular the time of Shah Jahan (1628-58). Her publications include Mughal Architecture: An Outline of Its History and Development, and she has also co-authored the exhibition catalogue King of the World: The Padshahnama: An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library at Windsor.