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Mughal Architecture

Mughal Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore the architecture of the Mughal Empire in India.

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Notes on "Mughal Architecture"

Key Terms

Mughal

A Muslim dynasty that ruled parts of India from the 16th to the 18th centuries

Chhatri

A small, domed pavilion that is a common feature of Indian architecture.

Iwan

An arched gateway common in Islamic and Mughal architecture

Charbagh

A Persian-style garden divided into four quadrilateral areas by walkways. This type of garden is often thought to be a metaphor for paradise

Image Credits

Taj Mahal; Creative Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taj_Mahal,_Agra,_India.jpg, Shah Jahan standing on a globe, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shahjahan_on_globe,_mid_17th_century.jpg, Mumtaz Mahal, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mumtaz_Mahal.jpg,  Iwan,  Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taj_6_agost_05.jpg, Alternate view of Taj Mahal, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B9a_agra700.jpg , site plan, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taj_site_plan.png, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taj_Mahal_5.jpgJama Masjid, Delhi; Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jama_masjid_dilli6.jpg, Humayun's Tomb; Creative Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Humayun_Tomb,_Delhi,_running_fountain.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Mughal

    A Muslim dynasty that ruled parts of India from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

  • Chhatri

    A small, domed pavilion that is a common feature of Indian architecture.

  • Iwan

    An arched gateway common in Islamic and Mughal architecture.

  • Charbagh

    A Persian-style garden divided into four quadrilateral areas by walkways. This type of garden is often thought to be a metaphor for paradise.