India's vast cultural heritage is scattered all over the country, and the unique gilt to the world are the ancient monuments.
Right from the prehistoric period to the modern times, these monuments have played a vital role in building up the glorious history of India, a vision of Harmony.
The design and art architecture of the monuments viz; the temple, Tombs, mosques, forts, palaces, etc. are governed by the topography of the region, besides strategie importance like commending sites, supply, routes, approach etc..
The present book dealing with the monuments a comprehensive and cogent narration of the history and development, defensive architecture planning execution etc.
The book is divided into several chapters dealing with the geography and topography of the region viz; North and Central India, South India, East and West India, historical background, a brief history of art and architecture of monuments in India in general and central Indian in particular.
The work has been very well illustrated with a few ground plans of monuments.
A number of photographs add to the pictorial value of the book.