Given here is information about Indo Islamic
culture in India. Check out history of indo Islamic culture.
the coming of the Mughals in India and the Turkish rule, there were many
developments and changes in the Indian culture. Not just culture, there
were major developments in architecture and art. The indo Islamic
culture was a blend of Hinduism and Islam. It was neither strict Hindu
nor strict Islam. The history of Indo Islamic culture is very
interesting and an important milestone in the historical legacy of
India. The Indo Islamic architecture can be broadly classified into two
The former was developed by the Sultans of Delhi
while the latter was inspired from Islamic Architecture of Central Asia
and the Hindu Architecture of India. The indo Islamic style was unique
and its typical characteristics were spaciousness and width. The
landscape was dominated by mosques and the dome became an inseparable
part of any architectural monument. The dome was inspired by Hindu
temples that had a circular top called "Kalash".
The monuments were decorated with calligraphy and intricate designs. A
very important symbol of the indo-Islamic architecture was the
magnificent tomb or burial chambers for the emperors. It was developed
and refined during the Mughal era. The tombs were surrounded by
beautiful gardens and the grave used to be placed below the memorial
plaque. One of the most famous examples of a tomb is the Taj Mahal.
Though this form of architecture started before the end of the Turkish
rule, it was under Emperor Akbar that Mughal architecture got its due
importance and fame. Akbar concentrated on using red sandstone for most
of the monuments. He blended some unique foreign styles with the Mughal
architecture like combining, high minarets, gardens, pillars, etc. with
the main monument. The monuments were lavishly decorated with precious
metals like gold, silver and precious stones like diamonds, emeralds,
rubies, etc. some other famous examples of the indo Islamic architecture
are Qutub Minar, Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, Tughlaqabad Fort,
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Red Fort of Delhi etc.