The Early Foundations of Golconda and the Rise of Fortifications in the Fourteenth-Century Deccan

@article{Sardar2011TheEF,
  title={The Early Foundations of Golconda and the Rise of Fortifications in the Fourteenth-Century Deccan},
  author={Marika Sardar},
  journal={South Asian Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={25 - 50}
}
  • M. Sardar
  • Published 21 March 2011
  • History
  • South Asian Studies
The fort of Golconda gained fame in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when it was the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c. 1495–1687), but despite its legendary status many aspects of the fort's physical development remain uncharted. It is known that it existed before the Qutb Shahis occupied it, that it was developed greatly during the years it served as their capital, and that it then became essentially abandoned after their defeat by the Mughals of Delhi in 1687, but the major… 
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