Contents: Preface. 1. Precedents for Mughal Architecture. 2. The Beginning. 3. Architecture in Humayun’s Reign. 4. Akbar Period Architecture. 5. Jahangir: An Age of Transition. 6. Shah Jahan and the Crystallization of Mughal Style. 7. Aurangzeb and the Islamization of the Mughal Style. 8. Architecture and the Struggle for Authority Under the Later Mughals and their Successor States. Bibliography. Index.
Babur, the first mughal emperor, was a descendant of the Turkish conqueror Timur on his father’s side and of the Mongol (in Pakistan, mughal) conqueror Genghis Khan on his mother’s side. The Islamic dynasty is a line of Muslim emperors who reigned in India from 1526 to 1858. from 1526, when Babur defeated Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, the ruler of Delhi and established himself in neighbouring Agra, until 1638, when his great-great-grandson Shah Jahan built a new capital city in Delhi again, Agra was a repository for all the wealth and talent of one of the most extensive empire in the medieval world. (Jacket)