Bidar (Its History and Monuments)
This book is authored by Ghulam Yazdani, a former eminent Indian archaeologist and one of the founders of the Archaeological Department of His Exalted Highness The Nizam’s Dominions (Hyderabad State). He also edited the Arabic and Persian Supplement of Epigraphia Indica from 1913 to 1940. He was instrumental in the restoration and conservation of most sites in the Hyderabad state, including the caves at Ajanta, Bidar fort, and Daulatabad. Dr. Yazdani wrote this book after his first visit to Bidar, the imperial capital of the Bahmani kings in about mid fifteenth century. This book studies the physical features, history and architecture of Bidar’s masterpieces and ornamentation including the palace buildings, temples, mosques and tombs.