The author offers to cover and meditate on a timely and highly relevant topic: what is the role of local/regional traditions, history, and culture and the resulting architecture vis-a-vis pan-Islam in particular but also, and it's hard not to see it, globalization in general. In the process, this paper will illuminate a little-known (but beautiful) tradition of Kashmirian sacred spaces. The way the abstract is finished (i.e., pointing at issues of 'otherness') suggests that the author is aware of the whole theoretical and ideological discussion being considered by contemporary scholars, architects, and beyond.
I suggest that the author make a few corrections to some of the English in the text. It's not bad but could use some improvement. I recommend this abstract/presentation be included in the program of the conference.