This essay offers a concept about the movement of nomads in Central Asia, as marked by the circular planned megalithic graves reported from different localities. Recent explorations in District Ghizer have added more to our previous considerations about t

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  • SYED SHAKIR ALI SHAH
  • QASID HUSSAIN MALLAH

Abstract

The architecture of Kalhora period has since long attracted the interest of scholars resulting in the publications of quite a few works focusing on the development of architecture in this period and its continuity in the region. When the Kalhoras were emerging on the political horizon of Sindh, the Mughuls were bowing out of the most of parts of the Subcontinent. But the practice in the architecture and decorative art were more or less same in Mughul and Kalhora periods. However, Kalhora period buildings are mostly devoid of the evidence which is normally available in various degrees of the buildings of other periods of Sindh. Here efforts have been made to indicate that various phases of the development of architecture during the time of Kalhoras contributed in other related fields of life. Beside history of Kalhora rule, the architecture of mosques and tombs in its different stages of development has also been discussed, while the new architectural aspects introduced by Kalhoras and other patterns that had already gained popularity in Indian architecture are also included. It is hoped that that students of architecture and archaeology will benefit from the information and knowledge on the local architecture of Sindh.The research relates to a neglected field of enquiry as most of the famous works on the architecture of South Asia overlook the regional trends in the field. This paper is an attempt to fill the vacuum about the local architectural knowledge.

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2021-03-06

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SYED SHAKIR ALI SHAH, & QASID HUSSAIN MALLAH. (2021). This essay offers a concept about the movement of nomads in Central Asia, as marked by the circular planned megalithic graves reported from different localities. Recent explorations in District Ghizer have added more to our previous considerations about t. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 67(3). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/37

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