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Bayana: The Sources of Mughal Architecture

Mehrdad Shokoohy and Natalie H. Shokoohy


Bayana in Rajasthan and its monuments challenge the perceived but established view of the development of Indo-Muslim architecture and urban form. At the end of the 12th century the Ghurid conquerors took the mighty Hindu fort, building the first Muslim city below on virgin ground. It was the centre of an autonomous region during the 15th and 16th centuries and was even considered by Sikandar Lodī for the capital of his sultanate before he decided on Agra, then a mere village of Bayana. A peculiarity of historic sites in India is that whole towns with outstanding remains can, through political ... More

Keywords: Indo-Muslim architecture, Indo-Muslim urban form, Indian history, 12th–16th century, Fort, Sikandar Lodī, Agra, Earthquake, Delhi, Mughal Architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474460729
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehrdad Shokoohy, author
University of Greenwich

Natalie H. Shokoohy, author