WIT Press


THE AMALGAMATION OF INDO-ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE DECCAN

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IHA180221

Volume

177

Pages

12

Page Range

255 - 266

Published

2018

Size

962 kb

Author(s)

SHARMILA DURAI

Abstract

A fundamental proportion of this work is to introduce the Islamic Civilization, which was dominant from the seventh century in its influence over political, social, economic and cultural traits in the Indian subcontinent. This paper presents a discussion on the Sultanate period, the Monarchs and Mughal emperors who patronized many arts and skills such as textiles, carpet weaving, tent covering, regal costume design, metallic and decorative work, jewellery, ornamentation, painting, calligraphy, illustrated manuscripts and architecture with their excellence. It lays emphasis on the spread of Islamic Architecture across India, embracing an ever-increasing variety of climates for the better flow of air which is essential for comfort in the various climatic zones. The Indian subcontinent has produced some of the finest expressions of Islamic Art known to the intellectual and artistic vigour. The aim here lies in evaluating the numerous subtleties of forms, spaces, massing and architectural character which were developed during Muslim Civilization (with special reference to Hyderabad).

Keywords

climatic zones, architectural character, forms and spaces, cultural traits, calligraphic designs