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MOSQUE ARCHITECTURE OF PRE-MUGHAL BENGAL

Mirza Firuz Shah

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Subject:

History

Subclass:

Timured/Mughal

Subject Era:

Sultan Husayn Bayqara 1470–1506

Author:

SAYED, MAHMUDUL HASAN

Volume:

-

Edition:

-

Year:

1979

Publisher and Place:

University Press Limited, Bangladesh

Languages:

English

ISBN 10|13:

-

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-1000001-250208

Publisher date:

1493

Description

Significant regional styles developed in the independent sultanates formed when the Tughlaq empire weakened in the mid-14th century, and lasted until most were absorbed into the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. The sultanates of the Deccan Plateau, Gujarat, Bengal and Kashmir are discussed below. The architecture of the Malwa and Jaunpur sultanates has also left some significant buildings.

Bengal Sultanate,
The Bengal Sultanate (1352–1576) normally used brick as the primary construction material of large buildings, as pre-Islamic buildings had done. Stone had to be imported to most of Bengal, whereas clay for bricks is plentiful. But stone was used for columns and prominent details, usually re-used from Hindu or Buddhist temples. The early 15th century Eklakhi M