ISBN 9788189995249,Mosques Of Cochin

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ISBN 9788189995249
Publisher

Mapin Publishing

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788189995249

ISBN-10 8189995243
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 80 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Architecture

The book documents the surviving vernacular mosques of Cochin--a jewel of the trading culture of the Malabar Coast of Kerala, and where historic patterns of an urban trading culture remain visible in the buildings and layout of the city. Sited in compounds replete with coconut palms, the mosques offer an oasis of tranquillity in densely populated neighbourhoods. Large wood-framed pyramidal roofs, deep overhangs, and fine wooden craftsmanship distinguish the Kerala vernacular. The mosques of Cochin stand as powerful and visible expressions of the integration of Islam into the culture of Malabar. However, they are hardly mentioned in architectural histories or heritage surveys. This book brings recognition to them as highly valued resources.

About the Author
Patricia Tusa Fels is an architect and historic preservationist, who has been involved in conservation projects in the US, Europe and Asia. She also contributes to a wide range of journals and newspapers.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Traders
Spices and Mosques
The Mosques and their Stories
Kochangadi
Chembitta Palli
Mammu Surka
Dargah of Shaikh Zainudheen Makhdoom
Thakyavu Palli
Ponnani
Bazar Road
Cutchi Hanafi Mosque
Calvathy Mosque
Chakarayidukku Juma Masjid
Conservation as a Part of the 1st-century City
Acknowledgements
Bibliography

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