Vijayapura (formerly Bijapur): A demand has been made to locate an office of Archaeological Survey of India at Vijayapura, the North Karnataka city which was capital of Adilshahi Kingdom. Water resources minister of Karnataka M. B. Patil has urged the Central Government to set up an office in the city to take better care of world famous monuments like Gol Gumbaz (reportedly world’s largest masonry dome), Ibrahim Roza and Sat Kaman (seven arches), Sath Qabar (60 graves). He said the District hosts 81 nationally protected monuments. Besides, the city of Vijayapura has several medieval age bowdies (wells) which are interconnected with a subterranean network of pipes. These water bodies harvested rainwater (it may be noted that the rains in the area are scanty) and surpluses flowed out to tanks and wells at the lower gradient.
AUTHOR: Islamic Voice
Islamic Voice is a monthly Islamic magazine published in Bangalore. It is the largest English language Muslim publication in India. It is a comprehensive magazine, places a relatively high emphasis on social issues and strives to have a broad appeal. Since 1987, Islamic Voice has covered its fascinating namesake without fear or favour, with insight, accuracy, thoroughness and a well rounded perspective on a variety of subjects - be it the economy, politics, lifestyle, the arts, entertainment, travel, science, technology or health. That's why Islamic Voice is the country's most widely read publication, a position it has held for more than a decade. And that's why it makes sense to subscribe to Islamic Voice. We represents all Muslim sects and shades of thought from all over India. We focus on "our" triumphs which, mostly, go unreported as well as constructively addresses our failures and shortcomings. Editor-in-Chief: A.W. Sadatullah Khan Genre: Current Affairs associated with Muslims Subjects Covered: Human Rights I Analysis I Special Reports I Issues I Book Reviews I National I International I Newsmakers I Community News I Islamic Perspectives I Classifieds I Opinions Focus articles on: Education and Children I Inter-faith Relations I Matrimony I Muslim economy I Muslim Perspective I The Muslim world I Society I Travel I The Western viewpoint I Women in Islam Special focus on Faith and Law: Fiqh I Hadith I Quran