Introduction to History of Architecture

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Type

Course

Institution

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

Platform

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

Cost

Free (certificate fee: USD$ 13, optional)

Available in

English

Description*

This course is a brief introduction to a history of five thousand years of architecture in India, and provides a broad perspective on one aspect of material expression. It is offered by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune through National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), an online education platform.

The history of architecture in India is a material narrative of aspirations, polities, and societies in the region. From the Indus Valley Civilization to the modernism of B.V. Doshi, architecture has defined periods, peoples, and regions across India. This course is spread across four weeks and can be taken by anyone interested in architecture or cultural history.

Some of the course contents are:

  • Indus Valley Civilisation
  • Medieval Temples
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Sultanate Architecture
  • Mughals and Rajputs