2. Introduction: Discovering Hampi.
3. Early History: The Sangama Dynasty.
4. Later History: The Saluva and Tuluva Dynasties.
5. Abandonment and rediscovery of Hampi.
6. Urban Core and Royal Centre of the City.
7. Sacred Centre and Suburbs of the City.
8. Palaces and markets.
9. The Mahanavami Festival.
10. Religious life.
11. Courtly culture and architecture.
13. Landscape and legend.
14. Fortifications and waterworks.
15. Temples and shrines.
16. Palaces and pavilions.
17. Hampi today.
Glossary. Select bibliography.
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II. Catalogue of Dwellings: 1.
Catalogue of dwellings. III.
Appendices: 1. House type, religion, caste and occupation.
2. Household kinship diagrams.
3. Chronological summary.
Bibliographical references. Glossary.
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Acknowledgements. Maps/Klaus Rotzer.
1. Introduction/Helen Philon.
2. Fortifications/Klaus Rotzer.
3. Daulatabad, Gulbarga, Firuzabad and Sagar under the Early Bahmanis (1347-1422)/Helen Philon.
4. Bidar under the Later Bahmanis and Baridis (1432-1619)/Helen Philon.
5. Ahmadnagar under the Nizam Shahis (1496-1636)/Pushkar Sohoni.
6. Bijapur under the Adil Shahis (1490-1686)/Mark Brand.
7. Golconda and Hyderabad under the Qutb Shahis (1495-1687)/Marika Sardar.
8. Daulatabad and Aurangabad under the Mughals (1660-1707)/George Michell.
9. Hyderabad under the Asaf Jahis (1724-1950)/Alison Mackenzie Shah.
10. Hydraulic works and gardens/Klaus Rotzer.
10. Architectural decoration/Helen Philon.
11. Plans/Klaus Rotzer.
"This book examines the private and ceremonial structures found in the five principal dynastic capitals and administrative centres of the Deccan during the 14-19 centuries. For the first time the Indo-Islamic courtly cultures of the different dynasties that ruled the Deccan, with their surrounding garden areas and water resources, have been considered as one entity.
The city and the royal encampment: 1. The construction of city palaces.
2. The life of the court.
4. The birthday weighing ceremony.
5. Royal weddings.
6. The concealed world of the Zanana.
7. Court pastimes.
8. The royal encampment.
9. The Royal hunt.
II. The Mughal ‘House of Books’: 1.
The cultured curt. 2.
Akbar’s Atelier. 3.
The ‘House of Studies’. 4.
The court at Lahore. 5.
The versatile artists. 6.
The Mughals and Europe. 7.
Prince Salim’s atelier. 8.
Painting for Jahangir. 9.
The Jahangir Nama. 10.
The ‘Allegorical’ or ‘Dream’ paintings. 11 The king of the world.
III. The royal workshops and the skills of Hindustan: 1.
The treasury of precious stones. 2.
The treasury of jeweled artifacts. 3.
The traditions of Hindustan. 4.
Textiles and carpets. 5.
Mughal Jade. 6.
The Goldsmiths’ Atelier and the Iranian Master. Notes.
Photo credits. The greatest(less)
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2. Portfolio: temple and town/Bharath Ramamrutham.
3. Chidambaram and the dance of Siva in South Indian myth and poetry/Indira Viswanathan Peterson.
4. Chidambara Rahasya: the "secret" of Chidambaram/B.
Ritual life of the Nataraja temple/Paul Younger. 6.
The Nataraja Murti and Chidambaram: genesis of a cult image/John Guy. 7.
Chola architecture and sculpture at Chidambaram/Gerd J.R.
Paintings in the Shivakamasundari shrine at Chidambaram/David Smith. 9.
The temple at Tiruvalangadu and the myth of the dance competition/Michael Wood. 10.
The dancing lords of Tillai and Arur: a comparative study/Rajeshwari Ghose. 11.
The blessed and the banal: Shiva Nataraja in the 20 century/Pratapaditya Pal. Glossary.
Index. "Among Tamil Nadu's innumerable temples, Chidambaram occupies a unique place as the home of Nataraja, the dancer form of Shiva.
This is now one of the most celebrated images of any Hindu deity, renowned throughout India and indeed all over the(less)
The many faces of devotion/Karoki Lewis. 2.
Introduction: Dargahs, the abodes of peace/Bruce B. Lawrence.
3. Delhi: Dargah of Shaykh Nizamuddin Awliya/Abdur Rahman Momin.
4. Fatehpur Sikri: Dargah of Shaykh Salim Chishti/Michael Brand.
5. Ajmer: Dargah of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti/Ali S.
Bihar Sharif: Dargah of Shaykh Sharafuddin Maneri/Paul Jackson. 7.
Ahmadabad: Dargahs of Shaykh Ahmad Khattu and Hazrat Shah Alam/Mumtaz Currim. 8.
Mahim: Dargah of Mukhdum Ali Mahimi/Abdus Sattar Dalvi. 9.
Khuldabad: Dargahs of Shaykh Burhanuddin Gharib and Shaykh Zaynuddin Shirazi/Carl W. Ernst.
10. Gulbarga: Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Bandanawaz Gisudaraz/Syed Shah Khusro Hussaini.
11. Nagore: Dargah of Hazrat Shahul Hamid/Vasudha Narayanan.
Index. "The Dargahs of India are testaments to the widespread belief in the spiritual teachings and supernatural powers of Muslim saints.
Known most commonly in India as Shaykhs, these saints mostly belonged to various mystical Sufi orders that traced their origins to Northeastern Iran and Central(less)
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