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A Social History of Indian Architecture
A Social History of Indian Architecture
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Studies in Indian architecture have been confined to those exploring the building techniques of palaces, temples, and tombs. Little attention has traditionally been paid by scholars to the patterns and influences involved in the making of domestic residences, market places, inns, community halls, courts, and other 'lesser' buildings. The result is the emergence of a very partial picture of what constitutes architecture in India.

This volume seeks to overcome this inadequacy by examining the geographical, historical, and functional aspects of architecture in India. Looking beyond the point of view of dynasties, periods or religions, the book traces the various social and historical developments in the field. Following a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes sociological aspects, the volume examines in detail, settlement patterns, the architecture of individual houses and chaityas, as also structural materials used for their construction, in addition to those of palaces, funerary monuments, temples, mosques, and monasteries.

While examining the planning and designs orientation of peoples and architectural techniques across India, the volume pays special attention to that of western India especially Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The author also addresses rural and urban patterns of settlement and the linkages between the two. He explains regional and period-specific phenomena, while also quoting from ancient accounts of towns. These vary from the typical urban and rural houses to the Muslim aristocratic residences and Rajput palaces. Based on extensive fieldwork, the author also documents family histories, lifestyles, and usage of space to provide a comprehensive social history of Indian architecture.

Complemented by over figures including photographs, plans, and detailed diagrams, this book will interest scholars of architecture, history, sociology, and the informed lay reader.

About the Author:

V.S.Pramar (1928-2004) retired as Professor and Head of the Department, School of Architecture, M.S. University of Baroda. Professor Pramar's works include Wooden Architecture of Gujarat, Haveli - Wooden Houses and Manions of Guajarat, Wood Carvings of Gujarat and Design Fundamentals in Architecture in addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines.

CONTENTS

List of Figuresvii
Acknowledgementsxi
INTRODUCTION1
Lifestyle and Material Conditions Affecting Architecture9
SETTLEMENT PATTERNS13
Rural Settlement Patterns in Gujarat15
The Bhil Village16
The Koli Village18
The Saurashtrian Settlement Pattern21
The North Gujarat Rural Settlement Pattern25
The Urban Settlement Pattern in North Gujarat28
THE INDIVIDUAL HOUSE, RESIDENCES, AND PALACES IN WESTERN INDIA46
The Urban House of North Gujarat51
The Hindu and Jain Urban House51
The Muslim Urban House68
The Palace80
Muslim Palaces83
Rajput Palaces99
FUNERARY MONUMENTS OF NORTHERN INDIA109
The Buddhist Stupa116
Rajput Ancestor Monuments (Cenotaphs)134
The Islamic Mausoleum139
RELIGIOUS STRUCTURES: CHAITYAS, MONASTERIES, TEMPLES, MOSQUES143
Chaityas143
Viharas or Sangharamas160
The Hindu Temple165
The Haveli Temple198
Some Remarks on the Mandala200
The Mosque and Minaret202
STRUCTURAL MATERIALS IN INDIAN ARCHITECTURE210
Woodwork212
Brickwork222
Stonework229
Structure in Islamic Architecture237
Some Conclusions241
Notes246


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A Social History of Indian Architecture

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2005
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From the Jacket:

Studies in Indian architecture have been confined to those exploring the building techniques of palaces, temples, and tombs. Little attention has traditionally been paid by scholars to the patterns and influences involved in the making of domestic residences, market places, inns, community halls, courts, and other 'lesser' buildings. The result is the emergence of a very partial picture of what constitutes architecture in India.

This volume seeks to overcome this inadequacy by examining the geographical, historical, and functional aspects of architecture in India. Looking beyond the point of view of dynasties, periods or religions, the book traces the various social and historical developments in the field. Following a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes sociological aspects, the volume examines in detail, settlement patterns, the architecture of individual houses and chaityas, as also structural materials used for their construction, in addition to those of palaces, funerary monuments, temples, mosques, and monasteries.

While examining the planning and designs orientation of peoples and architectural techniques across India, the volume pays special attention to that of western India especially Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The author also addresses rural and urban patterns of settlement and the linkages between the two. He explains regional and period-specific phenomena, while also quoting from ancient accounts of towns. These vary from the typical urban and rural houses to the Muslim aristocratic residences and Rajput palaces. Based on extensive fieldwork, the author also documents family histories, lifestyles, and usage of space to provide a comprehensive social history of Indian architecture.

Complemented by over figures including photographs, plans, and detailed diagrams, this book will interest scholars of architecture, history, sociology, and the informed lay reader.

About the Author:

V.S.Pramar (1928-2004) retired as Professor and Head of the Department, School of Architecture, M.S. University of Baroda. Professor Pramar's works include Wooden Architecture of Gujarat, Haveli - Wooden Houses and Manions of Guajarat, Wood Carvings of Gujarat and Design Fundamentals in Architecture in addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines.

CONTENTS

List of Figuresvii
Acknowledgementsxi
INTRODUCTION1
Lifestyle and Material Conditions Affecting Architecture9
SETTLEMENT PATTERNS13
Rural Settlement Patterns in Gujarat15
The Bhil Village16
The Koli Village18
The Saurashtrian Settlement Pattern21
The North Gujarat Rural Settlement Pattern25
The Urban Settlement Pattern in North Gujarat28
THE INDIVIDUAL HOUSE, RESIDENCES, AND PALACES IN WESTERN INDIA46
The Urban House of North Gujarat51
The Hindu and Jain Urban House51
The Muslim Urban House68
The Palace80
Muslim Palaces83
Rajput Palaces99
FUNERARY MONUMENTS OF NORTHERN INDIA109
The Buddhist Stupa116
Rajput Ancestor Monuments (Cenotaphs)134
The Islamic Mausoleum139
RELIGIOUS STRUCTURES: CHAITYAS, MONASTERIES, TEMPLES, MOSQUES143
Chaityas143
Viharas or Sangharamas160
The Hindu Temple165
The Haveli Temple198
Some Remarks on the Mandala200
The Mosque and Minaret202
STRUCTURAL MATERIALS IN INDIAN ARCHITECTURE210
Woodwork212
Brickwork222
Stonework229
Structure in Islamic Architecture237
Some Conclusions241
Notes246


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