Bengal School of Art, Malwa School of Art, Jaunpur School of Art & Bijapur School of Art for Rajasthan PSC Exam

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Bengal School of Art

Adina Mosque
  • Brick was used
  • Use of mortar, lime plaster was very less
  • Use of black marble
  • Focus was not on decoration or strength but Focus was on construction of massive buildings
  • i.e.. Kadamrasul mosque, Gor
  • Adina mosque, Pandua

Malwa School of Art

Malwa School of Art
  • Absence of minars in mosques
  • European influence can be found here
  • Imaginative use of water in pools and fountains
  • Use of arch along with pillar and beam
  • Well-proportioned staircase
  • i.e.-jahaaz mahal at mandap, Rani Rupmati pavallion

Jaunpur School of Art

Le-Babri Masjid Atala Mosque
  • Developed by sharqui dynasty
  • Absence of minar suggests Persian influence
  • Bold and forceful character
  • i.e.-Babri masjid, atala mosque

Bijapur School of Art

Gol Gumbaj Maqbara
  • Adil shahi rulers
  • 3 arch method instead of single arch
  • Bulbus dome unique feature
  • Gol Gumbaj Largest dome of the world
  • Minar graceful, tall and slender
  • Use of cornice (chhajja)
  • Important feature treatment of ceiling without any apperant support slab of stones are bounded by iron clamps and mortar
  • Gol Gumbaj is the maqbara of Muhammad Adil shah.