The period of 1320-1388 AD saw most of the northern and centralIndia being ruled by the three kings of Tughluq dynasty whoestablished the strongest and most creative state in the history ofDelhi Sultanate. But the Mughal monuments had such a dazzlingeffect on the historians that they did not properly notice almostequally important architectural marvels of the Tughluq period builtby Ghiyathud-din Tughluq, Muhammad-bin Tughluq and Firuz shahTughluq. Their architecture spelt a true Indianization with thegreatest amount of experimentation, innovation and constructionduring 78 years span of the dynasty.
It cannot, therefore, be studied independently as an expressionof an isolated movement of artistic activities. It has grown anddeveloped in the soil of this country and has not been planted allof a sudden. It should be studied as a link in the continuousgrowth of the art in India.
This volume includes in-depth analysis of the architecture ofDelhi under the Tughluqs. The various chapters under which thesubject has been divided are: 1. Tughluqs, 2. ReligiousArchitecture, 3. Secular Architecture, 4. City Complexes, 5.Restoration Architecture, 6. Architects, Materials and Techniquesand Conclusion. Besides text, a number of photographs, plans andelevation of the monuments, besides maps have been added to makethe work as illustrative as possible