The Islamic Architectural Heritage of Pakistan
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 By:Shaikh Khurshid Hasan
 Subject:ISLAM
 Binding:Hard Cover
 ISBN:978-969-407-262-X
 Year:2001
 Price:Rs. 1500/=
  
Description: THE funerary Memorials constitute the most important buildings in the domain of Islamic architecture one can find in them almost all the ingredients forming part of Islamic edifices The Funerary Memorials thus provide a sound base for understanding and appreciating the various components of Islamic buildings it was primarily for this reason that the author was prompted to compile the present book on the funerary Memorial architecture in Pakistan relating to the Muslim period. The book contains 21 chapters with a Glossary bibliography and index at the end the funerary Memorials described in the book have been illustrated with the aid of 136 black and with photographs and 23colour plates foreword to the book has been written by Dr. A. H. Dani an Archaeologist of international repute His impressions about the book are this is the first time that a complete collection of funerary monuments of the Muslim period in Sindh Baluchistan and Punjab and some in north-west Frontier province has been made. The unique feature is the record of the tombs in Baluchistan which has been far long neglected the most interesting and informative are the discussion in the first three parts of the book that straightens the views presented by the European writers the theoretical discussion clarifies many opinions of the earlier writers on the whole the present book is of great importance as it provides material so far un recoded i hope the book will be read profitably by those who are interested in architecture.  
     
 About The Author:
Shaikh khurshid Hasan is a well known Archaeologist and scholar with more than 35 years service in the federal Department of archaeology and Museums holding various senior positions his contribution has been varied and multifaceted from archaeological research conservation and preservation of cultural Heritage to the development of museums organization of special exhibitions and serving many a commissions and Committees set-up by the Govt. of Pakistan and specialized Organizations He has participated in a number of international and national conferences seminar and Symposia He also chaired some of their Academic sessions Mr. Hasan served in 1985 as Unesco consultant in Bangladesh and Srilanka providing excellent plans of action for the preservation of their cultural heritage Islamic art and architecture is however. Mr. Hasan field of specialization with this in view he has not only studied the Islamic monuments of Pakistan.
 
 
    The Islamic Architectural Heritage of Pakistan - Funerary Memorial Architecture
   
 Subject:GENERAL HISTORY
 Book:The Islamic Architectural Heritage of Pakistan - Funerary Memorial Architecture
  
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    Choukhandi Tombs In Pakistan
 Description: The book is first of its kind, which has unfolded many an unknown ndi tombs. These tombs are otherwise well known for their unusual style of architecture and profuse surface decoration in countless varieties of decorative motifs. Each Chapter of the book, based on historical, evolution of Chaukhandi style of architecture and its special characteristics. The study has reveled that the heavy concentration of Chaukhandi tombs is in and round Thattaa, Malir Valley and Hub river basin. According to the author, this region, in all probability, is the place of origin of Chaukhandi style of architecture, where seed for its initial planning was sown, germinated and developed. The book, inter-alia, contains details about (a) structural components of the graves crowned by canopies and their external ornamentation (b) persons lying buried in various Chaukhandi tombs and their ancestry and (c) the time-frame of the construction of Chaukhandi tombs. The book provides fascinating study on such themes as figural representation and its significance, curious motifs, arms and armour and jewellery, as are depicted on the grave-stones. The book also brings into lime-light the pastimes of the people and the costumes worn by them, as could be ascertained from the hunting and other pictorial scenes carved on the tombs. The book spreading over 21 Chapters contains 107 illustrations in black and white and 16 colour plates.
 Subject:GENERAL HISTORY
 Book:Choukhandi Tombs In Pakistan
  
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    The Islamic Architectural Heritage of Pakistan
 Description: THE funerary Memorials constitute the most important buildings in the domain of Islamic architecture one can find in them almost all the ingredients forming part of Islamic edifices The Funerary Memorials thus provide a sound base for understanding and appreciating the various components of Islamic buildings it was primarily for this reason that the author was prompted to compile the present book on the funerary Memorial architecture in Pakistan relating to the Muslim period. The book contains 21 chapters with a Glossary bibliography and index at the end the funerary Memorials described in the book have been illustrated with the aid of 136 black and with photographs and 23colour plates foreword to the book has been written by Dr. A. H. Dani an Archaeologist of international repute His impressions about the book are this is the first time that a complete collection of funerary monuments of the Muslim period in Sindh Baluchistan and Punjab and some in north-west Frontier province has been made. The unique feature is the record of the tombs in Baluchistan which has been far long neglected the most interesting and informative are the discussion in the first three parts of the book that straightens the views presented by the European writers the theoretical discussion clarifies many opinions of the earlier writers on the whole the present book is of great importance as it provides material so far un recoded i hope the book will be read profitably by those who are interested in architecture.
 Subject:ISLAM
 Book:The Islamic Architectural Heritage of Pakistan
  
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