commented on several chapters and very generously responded to all our queries. Professor Ebba Koch of the University of Vienna was kind enough to give us permission to use many of her photographs and illustrations. We are indebted to Dr. Meera Khare of PGDAV College, Delhi University, for her promptness in responding to our questions and providing us help with information and visuals. Shyama Warner s copyediting and proof reading skills improved the book dramatically. It is certainly a visual delight thanks to the designing and lay out expertise of Ritu Topa of Arrt Creations. Albinus Tirkey s technical and administrative help eased the burden at the last stages of production. Satish Maurya produced the maps for the book. We are grateful to him for his patience, promptness and efficiency. Shveta Uppal oversaw the final editing and production of the volume with great care and customary professionalism.
PHOTO AND MAP CREDITS
We would like to acknowledge the following PHOTO CREDITS ----. Delhi, Agra, Jaipur the Golden Triangle, Ch.4, fig. 1 Archer, Mildred. Early Views of India, the Picturesque Journeys of Thomas and William Daniell, 1786-1794, Ch. 5, fig. 4 Archaeological Survey of India. Qutb Minar and adjoining Monuments, Ch. 3, fig. 2 Ch. 5, figs. 2a, 2b, 5a, 5b Asher, Catherine and Cynthia Talbot. India Before Europe, Ch. 10, fig. 8 Atil, Esin. The Brush of the Masters Drawings from Iran and India, back cover Ch. 3, fig. 1 Bandyopadhyay, Amiyakumar. Bankurar Mandir, Ch. 9, figs. 11, 12, 13, 14 Bayly, C. A. An Illustrated History of Modern India,1600-1947, Ch. 10, figs. 2, 4 Beach, Milo C. and Ebba Koch. King of the World, the Padshahnama, Ch. 4, figs. 3, 4, 5, 6 Brand, Michael and Glenn D. Lowry. ed. Fatehpur Sikri, Ch. 5, fig. 17 Brown, Percy. Indian Architecture Islamic Period , Ch. 3, figs. 4, 5 Centre for Cultural Resource and Training, New Delhi, Ch. 2, fig. 4 Ch. 3, fig. 3 Ch. 5, fig. 1, Ch. 9, figs. 3, 5 Das, Anath. Jat Vaishnava Katha, Ch. 8, fig. 7 Desai, Devangana. Khajuraho Monumental Legacy, Ch. 5, fig. 3b Eaton, Richard. Sufis of Bijapur, Ch. 8, fig. 6 Edwardes, Michael. Indian Temples and Palaces,