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    The theme of our tour to India centers on the golden age of architecture of the Mughal Empire in Agra India. The Mughal Empire was founded in 1526 by Babur, a descendant of Mongol warlords. It was the most powerful Islamic state to rule in India, most prosperously during the 17th century. Under Mughal emperors, roads were built, trade prospered, and the arts flourished. The Mughals governed northern India, and over time, their rule extended from Afghanistan in the west to Bengal in the east. Eventually, the emperor Aurangzeb moved the capital from Agra to Delhi and pushed the empire’s borders far to the south, but many Mughal constructions remained in Agra. The tour will focus on a variety of monuments; including gardens, tombs, and forts,…

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    Located at the bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India is the Taj Mahal which is considered to be one of the greatest, most attractive monuments and is mentioned to be the 7th wonders of the world, it attracts over 3 million visitors every year from all over the world. The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal whom he loved dearly. The emperor wanted intended for this Taj Mahal to be one of the most beautiful…

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    The Mughal Dynasty, 1520 CE to 1850 CE, is an Islamic dynasty that invaded Hindu India. Akbar the Great, Aurangzeb, and Shah Jahan were the most famous leaders of the Mughal Dynasty. However, the most useful leader is Akbar the Great. To begin with, the Divine Faith was a huge contribution to making the Mughal successful. Secondly, the Mughal dynasty expanded to a significant extent due to Akbar the Great. The importance of education was valued in the Mughal Empire during Akbar’s reign. Lastly,…

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    1632-1647. Marble, 580m by 300m The Taj Mahal is a powerful and famous building worldwide and according to Let’s Go, The Taj Mahal is “Featured on signs of a million and one restaurants, T-shirts, and biscuit tins…” (176) The Taj Mahal is famous because of the builder, Shah Jahan’s, sad love story and the “unique beauty” (Bradnock & Bradnock 243) of the architecture. Built with white marble and different stones from across Central Asia, engraved with different floral designs and Arabic…

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    Fatehpur Sikri Essay

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    The medieval city of Fatehpur Sikri Introduction Fatehpur Sikri is a town located in Agra, India. This complex palace was built by Mughal emperor jalal'ud-Din Muhammad Akbar son of Humayun. Fatehpur Sikri is a famous monument in India that attracts a lot of tourist from all over the world. It is located 120 miles away from the Delhi which is the capital of India. After the Mughals invaded India in the 16th century, they captured a large area of the country and ruled it for more than 300 hundred…

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    Throughout the architectures history, these architecture have different designs and styles that depicts power and propaganda. This essay will cover three different architecture from different time period such as Baroque, Southeast Asian, and Japan. Comparing these architectures help us know the reason behind these buildings, their influences, their symbolism. The Baroque period of architecture began in late sixteenth century Italy, took the Roman terms of Renaissance architecture and used it in…

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    Bamber Gascoigne Analysis

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    Bamber in the film also reveals the truth that during the times of Mughals, when Europeans used to visit India, they got very impressed. Even the Europeans got mesmerized seeing the beautiful creation of the Mughals and also their way of administration. This documentary gives you a truer explanation of the most important events during Mughal rule in India. Another eye-catching moment comes when Bamber Gascoigne travels to India and visit the palaces and forts he was referring to in his film.…

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    The Idealized Portrait of the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan (India, Rajasthan, c. 1725-1750) was made sometime between the years 1725 and1750 in Rajasthan, India. It is a water colour paint and gold on paper. This painting shows the Mughal empress Nur Jahan in a profile view, showcasing her unnaturally large, almond shaped eyes, looking away from the viewer. Nur Jahan is nude, but covered in gold, extravagant jewels and pearls, bracelets, rings, as well as an ornate turban with a green and red…

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    Mughal Garden Essay

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    The love of gardening displayed by the Muslim Kings in Indian, particularly the Mughal Emperors, had an enduring impression on the taste of the people of India. When the great Mughals came and conquered India and consolidated their power there, they carried the art of gardening like other fine arts to the highest pitch ever attained by it before. The greatest epoch of the Mughals was spread over the reign of six Emperors from Babar to Aurangzeb. During this time the successive Emperors, their…

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    The Mughal Empire was both similar and different to other Empires during the post classical time period. Some of the similarities were their weapons, The British used the longbow the Mughals also used bows except it was a composite bow. The Ottoman Empire used their cannons to take over Constantinople, the Mughals also used cannons to take over their enemies. Another similarity they had with other empires was architecture. They used domes arches and they had intricate geometric patterns…

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