The Glorious Capitals of the Deccan

Take a virtual visit to the lost kingdoms of Golconda, Bijapur, Ahmadnagar, Bidar and Berar in this introduction to the landscape and architecture of the Deccan. This lecture will focus on the type of monuments and architectural decoration unique to the Deccan, and will also examine the growth of the capitals of the five major Deccani dynasties, plotting their growth from frontier fortifications to cosmopolitan metropolises during the course of the 1500s.



Marika Sardar

Marika Sardar is Curator at the Aga Khan Museum, having previously worked at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar; the San Diego Museum of Art; and the Metropolitan Museum o... Read More


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