Mosques and tombs in Deccan, especially at Rayalaseema are most celebrated and intriguing of India's Islamic monuments. No survey of Islamic architecture would be complete without these. In this book authors combines the most thorough study ever made of these magnificient monuments with an original investigations. The social and artistic ingenuities of the Adil Shahis, Qutb Shahis and Mughals brought a fresh breeze into this region and gave a new life to Islamic art in Deccan specially Rayalaseema region and revitalized it into fresh activities, which were undreamed of in the preceding ages. The most outstanding examples are Siddhi Masood Khan mosque at Adoni and Baqshi Chabumiya mosque at Amarapuram. The first part of the book scans the geographical, historical and religious background in which the Islamic monuments and its architecture progressed in Deccan and later in the Rayalaseema region. The second part brings the monuments (mosques, tombs, and dargahs) into focus with a rich examination of its architectural and geographical patterns with their esoteric and philosophical value. Copiously illustrated with colour plates, plans and maps, this is an essential book for anyone interested in Islamic art and arcitecture.