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Architecture of Fatehpur Sikri

Abandoned city in northern India founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571. Fatehpur Sikri derives its name from the village of Sikri which occupied the spot before, the prefix Fatehpur, City of…

Miniature Painting as Muslim Cosmopolitanism

by Iftikhar Dadi Artists in Lahore have creatively reinterpreted Mughal miniature painting and its successors. The artist Chughtai initiated this process when he started to reorient his “Indian” painting towards consciously Islamic styles….

Grand Mosque Shah Jehan, Thatta

The mosque, a heavy brick structure of simple construction built upon a stone plinth, with heavy square pillars and massive walls, is centered around a courtyard 169′ X 97′. The prayer chamber is…

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