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The Taj Mahal represents the finest and most sophisticated example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Wikipedia

  • Black Taj Mahal

    Legendary black marble mausoleum that is said to have been planned to be built across the Yamuna River opposite the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Said to have desired a mausoleum for himself similar to that of the one he had built in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Wikipedia

  • Taj Mahal

    Ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Wikipedia

  • Indo-Islamic architecture

    Architecture of the Indian subcontinent produced by and for Islamic patrons and purposes. Initial Arab presence in Sindh, the development of Indo-Islamic architecture began in earnest with the establishment of Delhi as the capital of the Ghurid dynasty in 1193. Wikipedia

  • Islamic architecture

    Islamic architecture comprises the architectural styles of buildings associated with Islam. It encompasses both secular and religious styles from the early history of Islam to the present day. Wikipedia

  • Mughal architecture

    Type of Indo-Islamic architecture developed by the Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries throughout the ever-changing extent of their empire in the Indian subcontinent. Amalgam of Islamic, Persian, Turkic and Indian architecture. Wikipedia

  • Architecture of Uttar Pradesh

    The architecture of Uttar Pradesh demonstrates a diverse and eclectic combination of Buddhist, Hindu, Indo-Islamic and Indo-European architectural styles. Two of its architectural monuments—the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort as well as the township of Fatehpur Sikri founded by the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wikipedia

  • Architecture of India

    Rooted in its history, culture and religion. Among a number of architectural styles and traditions, the contrasting Hindu temple architecture and Indo-Islamic architecture are the best known historical styles. Wikipedia

  • Taj Mahal (1963 film)

    1963 film based on the historical legend of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal in fond remembrance and as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Commercial hit, but is remembered mostly for its Filmfare award-winning music. Wikipedia

  • Charbagh

    Persian and Indo-Persian quadrilateral garden layout based on the four gardens of Paradise mentioned in the Quran. Divided by walkways or flowing water into four smaller parts. Wikipedia

  • Islam

    Abrahamic religion teaching that there is only one God, taking Muhammad as a messenger of God. World's second-largest religion with 1.9 billion followers or 24.9% of the world's population, known as Muslims. Wikipedia

  • Delhi Sultanate

    Islamic empire based in Delhi that stretched over large parts of the Indian subcontinent for 320 years . Five dynasties ruled over the Delhi Sultanate sequentially: the Mamluk/Slave dynasty (1206–1290), the Khalji dynasty (1290–1320), the Tughlaq dynasty (1320–1414), the Sayyid dynasty (1414–1451), and the Lodi dynasty (1451–1526). Wikipedia

  • Taj Mahal Bangladesh

    Full-scale copy of the original Taj Mahal (a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India) located 10 mi east of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in Sonargaon. Unlike the original, work on the building took only five years. Wikipedia

  • Akbar’s architecture refers to the style of Indo-Islamic architecture conceived during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar using elite Indic architectural vocabulary. His successors further added to this style, leading to the unique and individualistic style of Mughal architecture. Wikipedia

  • Aram Bagh, Agra

    Oldest Mughal Garden in India, originally built by the Mughal Emperor Babur in 1528, located about five kilometers northeast of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Temporarily buried there before being interred in Kabul. Wikipedia

  • Replica of the historic Taj Mahal of Agra located in Kaser Kalan, a small village in Bulandshahr of Uttar Pradesh, India. Built by an 81-year-old retired postmaster, Faizul Hasan Qadri in the memory of his dead wife Tajamulli Begum, who died due to throat cancer in 2011. Wikipedia

  • Taj Mahal Marathon

    Long-distance running event, to be held in Agra, India. The event will be first run on Friday, June 14, 2013 and will continue every year. Wikipedia

  • Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story

    2005 Indian historical drama film directed by Akbar Khan. The movie starred Kabir Bedi, Sonya Jehan, Manisha Koirala, Arbaaz Khan, Vaquar Shaikh, Rahil Azam and Pooja Batra in the title roles. Wikipedia

  • Tughluq tombs

    Tughlaq Tombs in the Indian subcontinent are mostly simple, monotonous and heavy structures in Indo-Islamic architecture built during the Tughlaq dynasty (1320–1413). They look more like fortresses with walls surrounding them and have restrained decoration and embellishment compared to both earlier and later Indian Islamic tombs. Wikipedia

  • Ustad Isa

    Persian architect, often described as the assistant architect of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. The lack of complete and reliable information as to whom the credit for the design belongs, led to innumerable speculations. Wikipedia

  • Indo-Persian physician, a lady-in-waiting to Mumtaz Mahal, mahaldar of Shah Jahan, and tutor to their daughters Jahanara Begum and Gauhar Ara Begum. Born in the Mazandaran province of Persia in a family of scholars and doctors. Wikipedia

  • Persian gardens

    Example of the paradise garden, has influenced the design of gardens from Andalusia to India and beyond. The gardens of the Alhambra show the influence of Persian garden philosophy and style in a Moorish palace scale, from the era of al-Andalus in Spain. Wikipedia

  • 1640s in architecture

    Under construction, probably by Ustad Ahmad Lahori, to a commission by Shah Jahan. The mosque and jawab in the complex are completed in 1643. 1640 Wikipedia

  • Architecture of Karnataka

    The antiquity of architecture of Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ) can be traced to its southern Neolithic and early Iron Age, Having witnessed the architectural ideological and utilitarian transformation from shelter- ritual- religion. As old as c.2000 B.C.E. The upper or late Neolithic people in order to make their shelters, they constructed huts made of wattle and doab, that were buttressed by stone boulders, presumably having conical roof resting on the bamboo or wooden posts into red murram or paved granite chips as revealed in archaeological excavations in sites like Brhamagiri , Sanganakallu, Tekkalakota (Bellary district), Piklihal (Raichur district). Wikipedia

  • Mumtaz Mahal

    The Empress consort of the Mughal Empire from 19 January 1628 to 17 June 1631 as the chief consort of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Commissioned by her husband to act as her tomb. Wikipedia

  • Indo-Saracenic architecture

    Revivalist architectural style mostly used by British architects in India in the later 19th century, especially in public and government buildings in the British Raj, and the palaces of rulers of the princely states. It drew stylistic and decorative elements from native Indo-Islamic architecture, especially Mughal architecture, which the British regarded as the classic Indian style, and, less often, from Hindu temple architecture. Wikipedia

  • Austrian art and architectural historian, who defines and discusses cultural issues of interest to political, social and economic historians. Professor at the Institute of Art History in Vienna, Austria and a senior researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Wikipedia

  • Pakistani architecture

    Intertwined with the architecture of the broader Indian subcontinent. Advanced urban culture developed with large structural facilities, some of which survive to this day. Wikipedia

  • Shah Shuja (Mughal prince)

    The second son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal. The governor of Bengal and Odisha and had his capital at Dhaka, in present day Bangladesh. Wikipedia

  • Indian historian who specializes in Mughal architecture. He obtained a doctorate from the Agra University, and later taught at the University of Rajasthan. Wikipedia

  • Architecture of Hyderabad

    Reflected in the historical buildings of Hyderabad, making it the first and "Best Heritage City of India" as of March 2012. The city houses many famous historical sites constructed during Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi period, including various mosques and palaces. Wikipedia


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