The Sacred Architecture of Islam is the work of one who was professionally trained in the history of Indian art and architecture. He has also had the good fortune to travel much of the Muhammadan World on both sides of the Hindu Kush, and thus has been able to appreciate the major monuments of that world at first hand,and to express that appreciation in th present work.
Joes Pereira was born in Bombay in 1931. He Recieved his doctorate in Ancient Indian History and Culture in 1959, and has since taught and done research in portugal, England, India and the United States. He is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Fordham University in New York, Where he taught History of Religions for over Thirty years (1970-2000). He has authored 19 books and over 140 articles on theology and on architectural, cultural, philological and literary history.