Mosques of India

Mosques of India

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Item Code: IDG864
Author: Ziyaud-Din Desai
Publisher: Publications Division, Government of India
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 812301001X
Pages: 41 {11 Illustration in B/W}
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.5" X 7.2"

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The important of Mosque in Islamic society its architecture and location have been elaborately described in this book. The mosque, or the prayer house of Islam according to the text, is supposed to provide ultimate fulfillment and where one completely surrenders to God. In the early days of Islam the mosque was the centre of the Political, religious and social life of its followers.

The author Dr. Z.A. Desai, an eminent scholar and a retired Director, Archaeological Survey of India has authored many research books.


1 The Mosque in Islamic Society 1
2 Origin and Development 5
  (i) The ritual of Prayer 5
  (ii) Essential parts and their functions 6
  (iii) Conceptions and Development 7
3 Architecture of Mosques in India 10
  (i) Early Mosque architecture 12
  (ii) Mosque architecture under the Delhi Sultans and Mughals 13
  (iii) Mosque architecture under the provincial dynasties 16
  Bengal (13-16th centuries) 17
  Jaunpur (14-15th centuries) 17
  Gujarat (14-16th centuries) 17
  Malwa (15-16th centuries) 18
  Deccan (14-17th centuries) 18
  Kashmir (15-17th centuries) 19
4 Outstanding Mosques of India 20
5 Epilogue 40
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