Classification and Terminology in the study of History of the Architecture of the Indian Sub –continent

  • Prof. Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

Abstract

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The study of the architecture of buildings help us to understand the environment, material culture and the thinking of people who designed them. Thus, it is one of the mean to understand the culture of a society. Keeping this in view this article deal with the evolution of architectural study in Indian Sub-continent. With the foundation of Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, the British began studying Indian art and architecture. This study deliberates on the various research works on architecture and shows how and why various categories of architecture has evolved. Study concludes that Indian architecture is an excellent example of inter cultural influences of Greek, Persian and others.

Keywords: rock caves, Greeks, Buddhism, Scythian

References

A. Cunningham, Coins of Ancient India from the Earliest Times, London, 1891
A. Cunningham, The Bhilsa Topes or Buddhist Monuments of Central India : Comprising a Brief Historical Sketch of the Rise, Progress and Decline of Buddhism with an Account of the Opening and Examination of the Various Groups of Topes around Bhilsa, London, 1854 (reprint, 1997
Published
2020-02-19
How to Cite
Rezavi, P. S. A. N. (2020). Classification and Terminology in the study of History of the Architecture of the Indian Sub –continent. Journal of History and Social Sciences, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22555/jhss.v10i2.92
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