Edited by Shafi Ahmad Qadri; xvi, 172p., Abb., lxxvii B/W Plts., Illus., Bib., 25 cm.
The book describes the monuments of the valley of Kashmir as they were then. Kashmir has been famous throughout the ages, and not for its natural beauty alone. It was highly though of as a seat of learning and attracted scholars from far countries and sent its teachers and missionaries to distant regions. This book is concerned with the architecture of the valley of Kashmir, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim, as exemplified by the monuments still extant and shown in illustration here. It describes their special features and an outline of their history. Somewhat similar accounts were published before but they were not comprehensive and were mainly published in learned societies journals, and therefore, not easily available to the general reader.