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Sikri before Akbar

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Archaeological evidence points out habitation in the area since the PGW period. The site flourished during the Sunga period and further developed under the Sikarwar Rajputs who built a fortress at ... More


The Enterprise of Building Construction

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter is in three sections. The first deals with the personnel and the organization of building construction under Akbar. The second explores the models and theories of urban design and their ... More


The Gardens

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Gardens were an essential part of the city-layout during the Mughal period. The four-quartered Mughal gardens, the chaharbagh, the flower gardens, orchards, and kitchen gardens once made this city ... More


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