The Mosques of the Indian Subcontinent

The Mosques of the Indian Subcontinent : New,
'Their Development and Iconography'
[A4] Large Hardback - 228 pages,
by Frederick W. Bunce,
Published by DK Printword, Delhi.

Now in Stock December 2021


Description :

The spread of Islam in India produced some of the most spectacular monuments, the mosques stand as testimony to the great architectural skill and expertise of the Indian subcontinent through centuries and constitute one of the most important aspects of the rich architectural culture of the region.


This volume showcases some 54 important mosques spread across the Indian subcontinent ? from Lahore in modern Pakistan to Gaur in modern West Bengal and from Delhi in the north to Kayalpatnam and Bijapur in South India. It mentions the location of the mosques, their history, structure and plan patterns and discusses various elements of the structures in detail: their entrances, pillars, porticoes, type of mihrab and other aspects.


It emphasises the importance of a particular masjid such as its typifying the mosques of a certain period or dynasty and setting the standard for later masjids in some manner. It presents some other plans and proportional elevations in the appendices for a comparative study. An extremely useful list of Muslim rulers of the Indian subcontinent is also provided.


With maps and drawings of plans of mosques, the book is a painstaking effort to examine the evolution and iconography of the mosque architecture in the region. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and students of Indo-Islamic architecture, as it contains outlines and plans as opposed to coloured images.




Table of Contents :

---List of Plates,
---List of Figures,

---[1]. The Mosques: Twelfth Century,
------Ibrahim Shrine/Masjid, Bhadreshvar,
------Solahkhambi Masjid, Bhadreshvar,
------Choti Masjid, Bhadreshvar.

---[2]. The Mosques: Thirteenth Century,
------Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Delhi, 1st Stage,
------Masjid Arhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Ajmer,
------Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Delhi, 2nd Stage,
------Qadi Taj al-din Masjid, Madurai,
------Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Delhi.

---[3]. The Mosques: Fourteenth Century,
------Karim-ud-Din Masjid, Bijapur,
------Masjid-i Jami, Cambay,
------Jami' al-Kabir, Kayalpatnam,
------Ahmad Nainar Masjid, Kayalpatnam,
------Adina Masjid, Pandua,
------Masjid-i Jami, Gulbarga,
------Masjid Begampuri, Delhi,
------Masjid 'Ala al-din, Madurai,
------Masjid Kalan, Delhi,
------Khirki Masjid, Delhi,
------Masjid-i Jami, Srinagar.

---[4]. The Mosques: Fifteenth Century,
------Atala Masjid, Jaunpur,
------Dilwar Khan Masjid, Mandu,
------Masjid Ahmad Shah, Ahmedabad,
------Masjid-i Jami, Ahmedabad,
------Solah Khamba Masjid, Badar,
------Rani Rupmati Masjid, Ahmedabad,
------Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur,
------Masjid-i Jami, Jaunpur,
------Masjid-i Jami, Mandu,
------Qadiriya Masjid, Kayalpatnam,
------Masjid-i Jami, Sarkhej,
------Gunmani Masjid, Gaur,
------Masjid-i Jami, Campaner.

---[5]. The Mosques: Sixteenth Century,
------Chota Sona Masjid, Gaur,
------Rani Sipri Masjid, Ahmedabad,
------Qadam Rasul Masjid, Gaur,
------Rettaikulampalli Masjid, Kayalpatnam,
------Safa Masjid, Ponda,
------Masjid-i Jami, Bijapur,
------Badshahi Masjid, Fatehpur-Sikri,
------Mithqalpalli Masjid, Calicut.

---[6]. The Mosques: Seventeenth Century,
------Ali Shahid Pir Masjid, Bijapur,
------Anda Masjid, Bijapur,
------Ibrahim Rauza Masjid, Bijapur,
------Gol Gumbaz Masjid, Bijapur,
------Moti Masjid, Agra,
------Masjid Wazir Khan, Lahore,
------Moti Masjid, Lal Qila, Delhi,
------Masjid-i Jami, Delhi,
------Masjid-i Jami, Tatta,
------Marakkayarpalli (Masjid), Kayalpatnam,
------Mecca Masjid, Bijapur,
------Afzal Khan Rauza Masjid, Bijapur,
------Shah Navaz Khan Rauza Masjid, Bijapur,
------Masjid Badshahi, Lahore,

---Appendix A: Glossary,
---Appendix B: Miscellaneous Plans,
---Appendix C: Miscellaneous Proportional Elevations,
---Appendix D: Major Muslim Rulers,






Also see Islamic History.


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