Architecture of Rajasthan

Author : Ritika Meena
Language : English
ISBN : 9789384385651
Edition : 2021
Publisher : RG GROUP

555.00

This book is about the historic city of Jaipur, the pink city of India. It is a unique city designed and established by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. The grandeur blueprint of this walled city has largely remained unchanged until now, even after 293 years. Despite various ups and downs, the city continued to flourish as a trade and religious center till mid 20th century.
Jai-Nagar, stamped as the World Heritage City by UNSECO, was fabricated in a blooming and charming architectural style, which is unique in many senses. It is a testimony of the intellect of Sawai Jai Singh and his successors. It is their inherent passion for art and architecture that unfolds into the magnificent buildings of this walled city.
The book will explore the palaces, Havelis, temples, gardens, kharkhanas, bawaris, streets, mohallas, etc. of the walled city, along with the forts in its vicinity. It is an attempt to bring forward the Rajput architectural features, and also highlight the impact of Mughal architecture. In fact, in Jaipur, the regional art and architectural traditions of Rajputs perfectly blended with the Mughal architectural traditions and emerged as the Dhoondhari style of architecture.

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