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Four Forts of the Deccan

Jean Deloche (Author) Collection Indologie

Four Forts of the Deccan which 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.

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About the author

Jean Deloche

Jean Deloche, a senior member of the Ecole francaise d’Extreme-Orient and the French Institute of Pondicherry, has devoted all his academic career to the study of Indian History.  Among the several books and articles written by him, two have been recently published in English: Origins of the Urban Development of Pondicherry according to Seventeenth Century Dutch Plans, 2004, and Senji (Gingee) A Fortified city in the Tamil Country, 2005.

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Title Four Forts of the Deccan
Author Jean Deloche
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9782855396750
length 206p., Illustrations; Maps; 28cm.