Alka Patel: South Asian and Cuban Art and Architecture

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Badshahi Darwaza (view of fašade, doorway), Congregational Mosque Complex, late 16th century. Fatehpur Sikri, Rajasthan, India. Photographed by Alka Patel. © 2008 Alka Patel ARTstor is collaborating with Alka Patel and the University of California, Irvine to contribute approximately 15,000 images of works of Islamic and Latin American art and architecture to the Digital Library. The contribution will comprise three collections documenting art and architecture in three regions: South Asia, the Middle East, and Cuba.


The collections include Patel's fieldwork photography, focusing on the Islamic art and architectural history of South Asia from 12th to the 18th centuries, and Cuban architecture of the 18th through early 20th centuries.


Alka Patel is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches courses in South Asian and Islamic art and architecture. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University (2000) and her B.A. in Art History and Spanish Literature from Mount Holyoke College. Patel has edited several volumes, written numerous articles, and authored Building Communities in Gujarat: Architecture and Society during the Twelfth through Fourteenth Centuries (E. J. Brill, 2004). Her forthcoming projects include a monograph (The Ghurid Architecture of South Asia and Historiography at the Ends of the Islamic World), and an edited volume (The History and Historiography of Reuse in South Asia).

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 15,000
Percentage of completion 70%
Search terms alkapatel
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/patel

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: June 25, 2012

Image Credits

Badshahi Darwaza (view of fašade, doorway), Congregational Mosque Complex, late 16th century. Fatehpur Sikri, Rajasthan, India. Photographed by Alka Patel. © 2008 Alka Patel

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