Author(s): George Mitchell
The first comprehensive survey of the subject in more than 20 years, this lavish volume documents nearly 100 Mughal sites and monuments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
George Michell is an architectural historian, specialising in ancient Indian architecture. He obtained his PhD from the School of Oriental African Studies, University of London, has directed courses on Asian architecture at the Architectural Association, London, and was co-editor of the journal 'Art and Archaeology Research Papers' from 1972 to 1982. Since the 1980s, he has co-directed an international team of scholars and students at Vijayanagara, the medieval Hindu site in Karnataka. George Michell has also lectured at universities and museums throughout the USA, Europe, India and Australia. Among his many publications are 'The Royal Palaces of India', 'Islamic Heritage of the Deccan', 'Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History' and 'Social Meaning and Palaces of Rajasthan'. Amit Pasricha lives in New Delhi and comes from a family of photographers. A well-known architectural and social documentary photographer, his work has been exhibited in India, London and New York. His photographs have also been published in several books, including 'Dome over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan', 'Horizons: The Tata-India Century' and 'India: Then & Now'. Pasricha's most recent publication is the panoramic collector's edition, 'The Monumental India Book', winner of the Indian Tourism Award, 2008.