Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG
Treasures of the Deccan: Sultanate Splendour: Gulbarga, Bidar, Bijapur, Golconda
By Dr George Michell
The Bahmani rulers, contemporaries of the Vijayanagara emperors, and their sultanate successors, resided in great walled citadels in which they built grandly scaled, sumptuously decorated palaces, as well as imposting mosques and tombs.
The lecture described the 14th-15th century monuments of the Bahmanis at Gulbarga and describe the 14th-15th century monuments of the Bahmanis at Gulbarga and Bidar, followed by the 16th-17th century monuments of the Adil Shahis at Bijapur and the Qutb Shahis at Golconda and Hyderabad.