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Indian Subcontinent, 600–1400

Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy is Professor of Asian Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The timespan covered by this chapter corresponds to the period generally called ‘early medieval’ by historians of South Asia. It spans from the disintegration of the last great ‘ancient’ empire, the Guptas, to the time when Islam entered...

Indian Subcontinent, c. 500 BCE–600 CE

Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy is Professor of Asian Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Evidence of Indian urban settlements with agricultural hinterlands increases from the early first millennium BCE, showing there were many small tribal republics and kingdoms. By 500 BCE, some northern kingdoms rose to prominence. The Maurya...

Indian Subcontinent, 1400–1750

George Michell

George Michell is Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia. He has researched the art, archaeology and architecture of many historic sites in India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...During this period, the Indian subcontinent (present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal) together with Sri Lanka was divided among many separate kingdoms. As some polities expanded, so did their architectural influence...