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Historical Monuments - Medieval Monuments

Title:Historical Monuments - Medieval Monuments
Author:Shankar Menon
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 37 Issue no. 1, p. 37-48
Abstract:Medieval Indian history in the present area of Maharashtra saw the apotheosis of fort architecture and construction during the glories of Shivaji's Maratha empire. Yet even before Shivaji, there was a substantial network of forts that had already been built in western and coastal Maharashtra. This region had ideal terrain for the construction of forts. The ancient rulers of this area, made full use of the geographical features of the state. More than 350 forts have been built in Maharashtra on strong boulders or just off the coast, in the sea itself. This article discusses the forts of Maharashtra as well as classical residential architecture and temples belonging to the medieval period.

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