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.