The periode of muslim rule in Gujarat following 13th and 16th centuries witnessed an important phase of building cities and towns with Ahmedshah dynesty taking over firmly, in early 16th century, power in Gujarat and establishing Ahmedabad as their capital. Earlier to this the invading rulers did build important monuments characteristic of their own idiom but heavily relying on the craftsmen locally available with excellent skills and traditions. Champaner is expressive of the glorious building arts but most of the town is completely ruined. Later century show once more an upsurge in and around Ahmedabad region. Dholka, Cambay, Mehmadabad, Bharuch and the richest of all being Ahmedabad where unprecendented building activities were undertaken by Ahmedshahi sultans. The architecture of this era is a wonderful fusion of muslim conception and local traditional hindu execution. The acceptance was mutually ingrained in the total act of creation of these monuments and is cumulatively the best expression of the integration achieved during the period. Mutual concern for well being was at the root of such a creative extravaganza. The illustrations show Sayeed Usman’s tomb in Ahmedabad and glimpses of Jami Masjid in Champaner, so wonderfully noticed and documented by Sir Claude Batley, whose pioneering study of Indian traditional architecture motivated brilliant young students of architecture at J.J. School of Arts in Bombay in early 20th century.