Lahore : History and Architecture of Mughal Monuments

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Contents : 1. Lahore: On the Road to Progress; 2 Pre- Islamic and Pre-Mughal  Monuments 3- Monuments of Babur and Humayun's Age; 4.Rise of Lahore and its Fort in Akbar's Time; 5- Tombs and Mosques of Akbar's Age ; 6- Tracking the Lahore Fort in the Paradise of Jahangir; 7- Tombs, Mosques, Gardens, Kos Minars and Havelis of Jahangir's Age; 8. Lahore Fort in the Heyday of Shah Jahan; 9. Domeless Tombs of Jahangir and Nur Jahan in Shah Jahan's Lahore; 10. Tombs in Shah Jahan's Lahore; 11. Mosques of Shah Jahan's Period; 12. Shalamar Garden- The Pride of Shah Jahan's Lahore; 13. Gardens, Hammams and Havelis in Shah Jahan's Lahore; 14- Monuments of Aurangzeb's period; 15- Monuments of the Later Mughal Period.

Title Lahore : History and Architecture of Mughal Monuments
ISBN 9780199066094
Author
Pages 520 p. with 104 col. photographs
Year 2016
Binding Hardcover
Size 28 cm
Edition First
Publisher Oxford University Press

The city of Lahore, one of the seats of the Mughal Empire, is regarded as the cultural centre of Pakistan and is famous for its many old monuments. However, the informed visitor or student has long felt the absence of a reliable volume on its architecture. Dr Rahmani's book resolves that issue. Diligently researched, it deals with the history and architecture of old monuments in Lahore, especially of the Mughal period., The topic is rich in terms of the variety of building types and the book covers a period of several centuries. The study has been organized chronologically, highlighting locations, significance, history, architecture, and the current condition of each monument. It also discusses the architectural and aesthetic influences, both foreign and local, and contains a comprehensive statement of achievements of particular epochs. For determining the architectural merit of specific monuments, a comparative approach has been adopted. At the end of the book, there is a chapter pertaining to analytical study of monuments in a historical perspective. The old theories regarding origin and nomenclature have been updated in the light of fresh research. The study, based on 33 years of personal observation by the author, also utilizes both published and unpublished sources, and official records.

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