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Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar’s resting place is located in Sikandarah (British synonyms to Sikandra) in the outskirts of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This handsome monument displays a coherent amalgamation of architecture, landscape and detailing through geometry, calligraphy and Islimi in Mughal architecture. Documenting the geometric adornments of this magnificent yet humble monument was the starting of this book. The scope expanded in adding the other details like calligraphy and Islimi thus completing the book. H. Masud Taj, an architect, calligrapher and poet, generously contributed through his elegant calligraphy and further expanding to epigraphy and poetry. He also contributed an essay on the significance of Charbagh. Shruti Barve, a landscape architect, wrote an essay about the landscape and Islimi details binding it together.


Following the introduction, the book is seamlessly organized through geometry, photography and essay on Islimi and calligraphy, epigraphy, poetry. The book is a humble attempt in showcasing and interpreting the details which aligned with the interest of the contributors. The book aims at spreading and celebrating the marvellous details of the beloved architectural monument through documentation, photography, geometric analysis and composition, calligraphy, epigraphy, poetry and Islimi.

Sikandarah: Calligraphy, Epigraphy, Geometry, Islimi | Mughal Architecture

SKU: 4
Expected to be released in March 3rd week
  • Yashwant Pitkar, Richa Raut, and H. Masud Taj

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