Mehrdad Shokoohy and Natalie H. Shokoohy, Domestic Dwellings in Muslim India: Mediaeval House Plans



Sketch of a traditional rural house with iwan and flanking chambers near Yazd. Built ca. 1926.

The study of the domestic architecture of India has been overshadowed by the predominance of grand public, religious, and royal monuments. There has been little focus on houses, which are by their nature more ephemeral. The planning and organisation of archaeological remains and existing houses in North, Western, and Central India are analysed here in relation to Iranian and Central Asian prototypes.




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