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Military Architecture in Ancient India

Ratanlal Mishra (Author)
Synopsis The art of fortification had reached a high state of development even at the dawn of Indus Civilization in India. Powerful military works have been noticed in the excavation conducted at various sites of the civilization. The system continued uninterruptedly in the following period. There were naturally variation of form in several centuries consequent on difference of concept. As a result of pressing circumstances and religious injunctions every ruler regarded it his sacred duty to construct a fort. As a result of this zeal the land was studded with fortified structures. The book Military Architecture in Ancient India traces the development of the art of fortification right from the period of Indus Civilization upto the period of emperor Harshavardhana. It also deals exhaustively with various aspects of fortification of different periods of Indian history giving an account of famous forts of ancient India based on excavation and literary sources. Subjects like components of fort strucure, arms and armaments, methods of attack and defence and history of fortwarfare have been discussed in detail.
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About the author

Ratanlal Mishra

Born on 25th November, 1925 at Mandawa, a small town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan Dr. Ratanlal Mishra is a prolific writer having more than thirty books to his credit. His special subjects of study are history and archaeology. He is deeply interested in various aspects of ancient India and has produced some works of note. Besides this, Indian culture and civilization have been the theme of his other works. Presently, he is engaged in epigraphical study of Rajasthan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Military Architecture in Ancient India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176462578, 9788176462570
length xviii+231p., Illustrations; Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.