In the sixteenth century, while the Mughals were building grand fortifications, mausoleums and mosques in north India, the Qutb Shahi dynasty also built majestic structures in their capital, the present-day Hyderabad. Builders and patrons of learning, the Qutb Shahi dynasty strengthened Golconda, one of India’s most formidable citadels. The funerary architecture of the Qutb Shahi tomb complex evolved through their rule with most of the mausoleums built by the rulers and their family during their own lifetimes. Similarly, they encouraged the development of Indo-Persian and Indo-Islamic literature and culture in their kingdom.
From Qutb Shahi Heritage Park in Heritage of the Mughal World (Philip Jodidio, editor)
Nanda, Ratish. "Qutb Shahi Heritage Park". In Heritage of the Mughal World
, edited by Philip Jodidio, 223-228. Munich: Prestel, 2015.
Prestel and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture