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Jodidio, Philip, editor. Heritage of the Mughal World. Munich: Prestel, 2015.


From 1526-1857 the Mughal Empire embodied an extended period of peace, prosperity and artistic achievement in the Indian subcontinent. Highlighting valuable conservation and restoration projects carried out by the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, this illustrated book, with texts written by noted specialists in each field, explores the cities, buildings and gardens that flourished during the Mughals’ three-century rule.

Table of Content

  • Preface, by His Highness the Aga Khan
  • The Relevance of the Mughal Empire Today, by Luis Monreal
  • The Mughal Period: A Pluralist Society, by Azim Nanji
  • The Case for a Portfolio of Mughal Projects, by Cameron Rashti
  • The Syncretic Culture of Hindustan, by Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani
  • The Image of Mughal Architecture, by Susan Stronge
  • Mughal Gardens: History, Geography and Culture, by James L. Wescoat Jr
  • The Significance of Bagh-e Babur, by Ajmal Maiwandi
  • Reconstructing Babur’s Grave Enclosure, by Ratish Nanda
  • Restoring Babur’s Garden, by Mohammad Shaheer
  • The Area of Humayun’s Tomb, by Ratish Nanda
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, by Ratish Nanda
  • Sunder Nursery: Conservation and Landscape, by Ratish Nanda & Mohammad Shaheer
  • Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, by Ratish Nanda
  • The Walled City of Lahore, by Masood Khan
  • A Mughal Garden for a New World: An Islamic Garden in Edmonton, by D. Fairchild Ruggles
  • Inspired by the Garden of Paradise: The Aga Khan Park in Toronto, by Philip Jodidio





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