The heritage monuments of Kashmir: A study of some existing and ruined structures of later medieval period
Dr. Nazakat Hussain
There are a large number of heritage monuments doted on the surface of Kashmir soil like the Palaces, the sarais, the forts, mosques, temples and gurudawaras etc. Most among them are in dilapidating condition due to natural calamities, fire incidents, battles or ignorance of the later rulers. In this paper an attempt is made to elaborate the historical conceptions, structural taste and the existing condition of these structures. There are various types of structures only few are taken into study viz palaces, rest houses (sarais) and forts. The monuments were constructed during the later medieval period having almost the same artistic style which ware laid down by the Mughal Emperors in rest of the country. The heritage structures on the Imperial Route from Nowshera to Srinagar are under study including some other monuments. These structures were erected by their governors on orders of the Mughal Emperors. It is observed after the analysis of the study of these structures most among them are in ruined and pitiable conditions and other require preservation are still in better form.