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Fort of Daulatabad

Dulari Qureshi (Author)
Synopsis The present book, "Daulatabad Fort", throws light on all the architectural creations in and around Daulatabad Fort. The fort was excavated by Bhillama IV of the Yadava dynasty and successive dynasties who conquered the fort have continuously added to its rich architectural building. The book includes a brief history of the fort. But the main focus of the book is on its architectural strength that includes the giant, formidable fortification walls, with features like battlements, bastions, gates, etc. The fort has a broad moat with a wooden bridge connection, caves in the interior, temples, masjids, step-wells, tanks, etc. which have been described at length. It also contains details of palaces, built by various dynasties, their architectural features, etc. The landmark of Daulatabad Fort is "Chand Minar" or "Tower of Victory", which has been described at length. The book also throws light on the water system of the period.

Besides the architectural remains, the book has taken special pains to assess and evaluate the present condition of all these remains. The environmental impact of development due to tourism, around the fort, at the same time failure of the authorities at planned conservation and preservation of the fort has also bee measured, gauged and appraised.

The book has further attempted to identify all major problem areas and offered useful suggestions for a planned development and expertise to create a more satisfactory experience for the tourists.
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About the author

Dulari Qureshi

Dr. Dulari Qureshi is on a curatorial port in the History Museum of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. She is a multi-faceted personality who has done immense work in the field of Art, Culture and History. She is also a writer and journalist and contributed more than hundred articles in both national and regional newspapers. She has authored two books, one titled, "Ajanta Paintings Sculpture and Architecture" and the second, "Stone Sculptures in the History Museum". One of her significant contribution is the discovery of inscriptions at Pitalkhora near Aurangabad. Dr. Dulari Qureshi, is also teaching post-graduate students of Tourism, in the Department of Tourism Administration in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University. She is the member of the Tourist Advisory Board formed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation in Aurangabad. She is also a member of Aurangabad Beautification Committee and a member of Museaum Committee formed by the Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad. She is on the editorial board of "Art and Glamour" a magazine on Art, Culture, History and Tourism, published from Aurangabad. Dr. Dulart Qureshi has also done her Bachelor in Journalism and is on the teaching faculty for Diploma and degree courses in Journalism. She is also a faculty member in services preparatory Institute established by the Government off Maharashtra to prepare students for UPSC examination for selection to the National Defence Academy.

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Bibliographic information

Title Fort of Daulatabad
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818090072X
length xvi+114p., Figures; Col. Plates; References; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.