Based at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) is dedicated to the study of Islamic art and architecture, urbanism, landscape design, and conservation - and the application of that knowledge to contemporary design projects.
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Brand, Michael, and Glenn D. Lowry, eds. 1985. Fatehpur Sikri: A Sourcebook. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.
"Fatehpur Sikri: A Sourcebook" is a chronological listing of events in the founding of the palatial city and detailed descriptions of the city's structures, compiled from accounts in historical texts and literature. It is divided into elevent chapters, beginning with events in Sikri before the birth of Prince Salim in 977/1569 and concluding with events subsequent to Akbar's departure from Fatehpur-Sikri in 993/1585. Chapter XI is a listing of inscriptions from the city.
This file contains the book cover, the title page (including author, publication and copyright information) and the acknowledgements. The individual articles are listed below.