Chanchal B. Dadlani has produced the first full-length book on late Mughal architecture, a topic often dismissed in older scholarship and in popular literature as essentially unworthy of study. Her richly illustrated volume From Stone to Paper, full of reproductions in superb color, provides deep insights into this period, making us rethink our understandings of the later Mughals and of how Mughal architecture came to be defined. As Dadlani says in her conclusion, “This book has centered on the fundamental question of how the concept of Mughal architecture emerged over the course of the long eighteenth century” (175). An evaluation of its contents provides a response to...
Review: From Stone to Paper: Architecture as History in the Late Mughal Empire, by Chanchal B. Dadlani
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Catherine B. Asher; Review: From Stone to Paper: Architecture as History in the Late Mughal Empire, by Chanchal B. Dadlani. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2020; 79 (1): 109–110. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2020.79.1.109
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