Four Forts of the Deccan


Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 111

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2009

Status : Se renseigner auprès de l'éditeur


ISBN-13 : 978-2-85539-675-0

ISSN : 0073-8352

Width : 21 cm

Height : 28 cm

Weight : 0,9 kg

Number of pages : 208

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion

Geography : Inde

Language : Anglais

Place : Pondichéry

Support : Papier

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This book presents four significant fortifications of South India, namely Daulatabad, Mudugal, Gandikota and Gutti, each of which furnishes evidence of the excellence of the military architecture developed in the Kingdoms of the Deccan between the 13th and the 18th centuries. The main purpose of this study is to analyse the building techniques in order to establish the typology of the works and to bring into focus a reliable method to identify and date them, an investigation which permits to show the evolution of the defence systems in this part of the Indian peninsula, considering their adaptation to the progress of artillery.

Table of contents


I. The Fort of Daulatabad in Maharashtra
II. The Fort of Mudugal in Karnataka
III. The Fort of Gandikota in Andra Pradesh




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