Architecture during Babur, Humayun, Jahangir & Shahjahan for West Bengal PSC

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Babur

Image of Babur Builted Mosque

Image of Babur Builted Mosque

Image of Babur Builted Mosque

  • No time for development

  • Babur built 2 mosques

  • Rohilkhand

  • Panipat

Humayun

Image of Lotus dome

Image of Lotus Dome

Image of Lotus dome

  • He didn’t live long to emphasize on architecture.

  • He led the foundation of Dinpanah later became shergarh under sher shah Suri

  • Sher shah started developing the architecture shergarg city, grand trunk road.

  • 4 centered arches

  • Semi domed roofs

  • Double dome continued.

  • Inverted lotus dome.

  • Humayun’s tomb was iniated by his wife Haji beghum.

  • All features of Indo-Islamic architecture are present here

  • 1st time white marble was used.

  • Humayun’s tomb is made of red sandstone and white marble.

Jahangir

Image of Akbar's Thomb

Image of Akbar's Thomb

Image of Akbar's Thomb

  • Akbar’s tomb was constructed by Jahangir at sikandara.

  • Noorjahan constructed the tomb of her father at Agra Idmat-ul-Daula.

  • Here first time complete use of white marble is found.

  • Pietra dura technique was used for the 1st time in this tomb.

  • Moti masjid at Lahore was built by Jahangir.

  • Jahangir constructed his own maqbara at Lahore.

Shahjahan

Image of Moti Masjid

Image of Moti Masjid

Image of Moti Masjid

  • Mosque building reached its climax.

  • Established the city shahjanbad.

  • Moti masjid of Agra fort.

  • Jama masjid

  • Shalimar bagh at Lahore

  • Taj mahal