lts something of a paradox that despite its importance and fame, Mughal architecture has been little studied from a scholarly point of view. When Mughal Architecture1 was published in 1991, it was the first monograph to deal with the entire history of Mughal architecture, from its beginning in the early sixteenth century to the nineteenth century. To my great relief, the concerns I had about treating such a vast subject in such a brief study turned out to be unfounded. Colleagues, students and general readers assured me that the succinct exposition of Mughal building types, architectural elements, gardens, and cityscapes in their historical contexts and a consideration of their ideological and symbolic significance provided them with a better understanding of Mughal architecture.
Source: Introduction to Mughal Architecture: An Outline of Its History and Development (1526-1858) by Ebba Koch
Koch, Ebba. Mughal Architecture: An Outline of Its History and Development (1526-1858). Munich: Prestel, 1991.