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Confluence of Cultures Hindu, Jain & Buddhist Icons in Mosques & Mausoleums of Gujarat

Author Name: Saiyed Anwer Abbas | Format: Paperback | Genre : Arts, Photography & Design | Other Details

Culture is a confluence of the creative influences of its times. While observing 57 structures in Gujarat extant in the form of mosques and mausoleums, the author with extensive research, documentation, interviews and visits in 2011, 2014 and 2019, endeavours to document the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist icons and decorative motifs present in these structures, and thus pinpoint how we have always been a pluralistic world with harmony and coexistence at its core. A study that is academic and yet so relevant in the times we live in.

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Saiyed Anwer Abbas

Saiyed Anwer Abbas (born: 15th August, 1939) is a Lucknow-based historian and author of 11 books on art, architecture and calligraphy. His research area includes the arts and heritage of Lucknow and calligraphy in India.

He has been contributing to the print and electronic media since 1988 including a weekly column, 'A Time in History,' published in Hindustan Times from July 1997 to November 1999, constituting 120 articles with photographs on history and architecture of the monuments of Lucknow.

He has also been involved with government organisations and NGO's like A.S.I. and INTACH for the preservation of monuments. He has presented papers at seminars and has delivered lectures for creating public awareness in the cause of saving the heritage. 



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