Srinagar: An Architectural Legacy

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Roli Books Private Limited, May 1, 2014 - Travel - 208 pages
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A unique part of India that is associated with the best living traditions in craft, cuisine, houseboats and shikaras, rushing mountain streams, and snow-clad mountains, Srinagar is a garden of paradise. Srinagar: An Architectural Legacy explores the history and architectural heritage of this 500-year-old city bringing to life its rich past, with its different eras of rulers who made the Valley a part of their empire. To understand the present context of the city, the book takes on a series of walks giving readers a chance to get a sense of the architectural culture, as well as the dynamic interplay of civic life, religion, and trade in the city.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Islam in the Medieval World
The Afghans the Sikhs and the Dogras
Aspectsof Islamic Architecture
Traditional Kashmiri Residential Architecture
A Walk along the Bund
Exploring Hari Parbat
Moving Back in Time from Ali Kadal
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About the author (2014)

Feisal Alkazi is an educationist, trainer, and theatre director. After a master s in social work, he headed Ankur, a society for alternatives in education for ten years, and taught at the Jamia MCRC centre for six years. He now heads Creative Learning for Change (CLC), an NGO that designs, carries out and documents innovative educational projects in gender, environmental, and heritage education. Alkazi has co-authored twenty books including Exploring an Environment; The Riverfront of my Town; Discovering Jaipur; and Discovering Kashmir. A well-known theatre director, he has directed over 300 plays for adults and children alike. His other solo publications include Forever Friends; Rang Biranga Rangmanch; and the soon to be published Tagore for Today.

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