The fertile lands and wealth of India have always been attracting people (both invaders and traders) from neighboring regions since the remotest past. The invaders came and disappeared with the lapse of time, but the cultural vestiges they left behind can still be seen abundantly. Each time the invaders came, they brought their own cultural norms, which in due course were moulded and given a local stamp. This tremendously enriched the cultural repertoire of the land.
The same happened in the case of Muslims, when they occupied India. Muslim architecture is an expression, in beautiful building forms, of the desire of the Muslims to achieve their spiritual and mundane goals through fascinating structures. The buildings are erected in a social context, and they serve the purposes and ambitions of a human society. Hence, they are not dead but are living monuments of human endeavor to create beautiful shapes. They are made in accordance with the resources and technological abilities available at the time. Through the study of architecture, we can understand the role of man and his society behind all these noble creations.
The present discussion will cover the overall view of the Muslim Architecture of Pakistan as developed and adopted in different phases with the spin of time and taste of the builders.
Dr. Shakir Ullah Khan
Associate Professor | Chair of Department of Archaeology
Hazara University | Mansehra, Pakistan
CAMLab Seminar | 巴基斯坦建筑艺术：伊斯兰艺术时期的观察
沙基尔·乌拉赫·汗（Shakir Ullah Khan）