Fatehpur Sikri-the red sand stone city built by Akbar is today one of the most important archaeological sites in India and exhibits an important phase of Mughal history. Here a galaxy of talented men lent luster to a brilliant Court. A visit to this historic city evokes this memorable epoch, when the dream of India-“equal respect for all religions” was realized again after centuries of conflict. This treatise - “Splendour of Fatehpur Sikri” traces the history of the town and planning and design of its royal buildings. The reader, whether as a tourist or as a student of medieval history will in it find a compilation of all the contemporary events, incidents and anecdotes connected with Fatehpur Sikri. This comprehensive, graphic and pictorial treatise will fulfill the long felt need of student, tourists and members of the general public interested in knowing about its precious architectural heritage.
About the Author:
Chob Singh Verma (b. 1952) obtained his Master’s Degree (1973) from the Allahabad University. After a spell of teaching in Degree and Post-Graduate College for two years, he joined P.C.S. in Uttar Pradesh. As a hobby, he got deeply involved with the studies in Mughal history. A good number of his articles on varying historical topics have been published in Newspapers. He has already authored a scholarly volume “Monuments of Agra (U.P. State Tourism Development Corporation, Lucknow). The Wonder was that Sikri (Rahul Publishing House, Delhi), “Mughal Romances” (Y.K. Publishers, Agra), “Splendour of Fatehpur Sikri” (Agam Kal Prakashan). He has also been on Editorial Board of TRIRATNA: HERITAGE, GOVERNANCE AND EQUITY (Hon’ble Shri T.N. Chaturvedi Festchrift) in Five Volumes, published by Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi. Another important publication “Desert Triangle” is in Press from Prakash Book Company, New Delhi. He has traveled widely in India, examining with almost an archaeologist’s keen eyes the historical sights of the medieval times.