Flashcards on Indian Heritage and Architecture: Indo-Islamic Architecture

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What is Indo-Islamic architecture?

Indo-Islamic architecture is the architectural style that emerged in the Indian subcontinent during the Islamic rule from the 12th century onwards.

Which dynasty introduced Indo-Islamic architecture in India?

The Delhi Sultanate introduced Indo-Islamic architecture in India.

Name a famous example of Indo-Islamic architecture in India.

The Taj Mahal is considered as one of the most famous examples of Indo-Islamic architecture in India.

What are the key elements of Indo-Islamic architecture?

The key elements of Indo-Islamic architecture include the use of arches, domes, intricate carvings, and geometric designs.

Who was the architect of the Qutub Minar in Delhi?

The architect of the Qutub Minar in Delhi is uncertain.

What is the significance of the Charminar in Hyderabad?

The Charminar in Hyderabad is a iconic monument and symbolizes the city's rich historical and cultural heritage.

Which architectural style inspired the Indo-Islamic architecture?

The Indo-Islamic architecture was influenced by Persian and Central Asian architectural styles.

What is the purpose of the Jama Masjid in Delhi?

The Jama Masjid in Delhi is a mosque and serves as a place of worship for Muslims.

What is the main material used in Indo-Islamic architecture?

The main material used in Indo-Islamic architecture is red sandstone.

Which ruler's reign saw the construction of the Red Fort in Delhi?

The Red Fort in Delhi was constructed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

What is the function of the Diwan-i-Khas in Fatehpur Sikri?

The Diwan-i-Khas in Fatehpur Sikri served as a hall for private audiences with the emperor.

Which architectural feature characterizes the Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri?

The Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri is known for its grand gateway design and intricate carvings.

What is the architectural style of the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur?

The Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur is an example of Deccani architecture.

Which UNESCO World Heritage Site features the Badshahi Mosque?

The Badshahi Mosque is located in the Walled City of Lahore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What was the purpose of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur?

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur was built as a palace for royal women to observe street festivals without being seen.

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Which dynasty introduced Indo-Islamic architecture in India?



What is the main material used in Indo-Islamic architecture?



Which architectural style influenced Indo-Islamic architecture?



What is the function of the Jama Masjid in Delhi?



Which architectural feature characterizes the Qutub Minar?



Where is the Gol Gumbaz located?



What is the significance of the Charminar in Hyderabad?



Who was the architect of the Taj Mahal?



What is the purpose of the Red Fort in Delhi?



Which UNESCO World Heritage Site features the Qutub Minar?




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