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The Architecture of the Mughal Empire

The Architecture of the Mughal Empire

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will explore the architecture of the Mughal Empire in India.

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This lesson discusses examples of architecture from the Mughal Empire, focusing on the Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, and the Taj Mahal.

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Terms to Know

Mughal

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

Iwan

An arched gateway common in Islamic and Mughal architecture.

Chhatri

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

 

Citations:

Image of Jama Masjid, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jama_Masjid_Delhi_28-05-2005.jpg; Image of Humayun’s Tomb, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_main_fountain_in_the_Char_Bagh,_Humayuns_tomb.jpg; Image of Humayun’s Tomb and Garden, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Humayun-tomb.jpg; Image of Taj Mahal, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taj_Mahal,_Agra,_India.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.