The Mughals ruled a united North India for over three centuries, but the roots of the glorious monuments they build are found in earlier provincial styles of architecture. In this richly illustrated work, Dr. Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger presents th first comprehensive study of the architecture of the Sultanate period.This book evolved out of a series of lectures on Indian Islamic architecture given at the Oriental Institute, Oxford,in 1991. There has been no update on Indo-Islamic architecture since the definitive work, Percy Brown, Indian Architecture: Islamic Period.
About the Author :Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger obtained her BA and MAdegrees from Cambridge University (UK) and her PhD from Delhi University (India). She has held her researchgrants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Reaearch Council of Canada, the Aga Khan program for Islamic Art and Architecture (Harward University and M.I.T.) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Among her Publications is Indian Islamic Architecture : The Deccan 1347-1686, Warminster, 1981.