Answer the following question in detail.Elaborate the features of Mughal architecture. - History

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Answer the following question in detail.
Elaborate the features of Mughal architecture.



  1. The architectural style during Sultanate period had great implements on strength and simplicity.
  2. But during the Mughal period, the focus shifted to aesthetics.
  3. During the period of Babur, the Kabulbag mosque at Panipat and Jama Masjid at Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh were built in Persian style.
  4. The memorial built during the period of Shershah Sur at Sahastram (Bihar) is an excellent example of lndo-Islamic style of architecture.
  5. The Purana Qila was built by Shershah at Delhi. The city of Fatehpur Sikri was set up during Akbar's period.
  6. Later the buildings like Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza were built in Fatehpur-Sikri.
  7. Akbar built important forts like Agra fort, Lahore fort, Allahabad fort, and Attock fort.
  8. The use of Red stone and marble, huge domes, arches were the salient features of the architecture of this period.
  9. The period of Shahajahan was the most glorious period of Mughal architecture.
  10. 'Diwan-i-Aam' and 'Diwan-i-Khaas' in Red fort, 'Jama masjid', 'Moti Masjid', were built during his period.
  11. The 'Taj Mahal' of Agra built by him is incomparable and immortal.
  12. Later, the Mughal architecture began to decline.
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Chapter 15: India during Mughal period - Exercises [Page 116]


Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 15 India during Mughal period
Exercises | Q Q.4 (2) | Page 116

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