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Indo-Islamic Architecture

With the coming of Muslims to India, several new architectural features were introduced. The development of Muslim Style of Architecture of this period is called the Indo-Islamic Architecture or the Indian Architecture influenced by Islamic Art. These architectural styles were neither strictly Islamic nor strictly Hindu. The architecture of the medieval period is divided into two main categories- the Imperial Style and the Mughal Architecture.


The Imperial Style developed under the patronage of the Sultans of Delhi. The Mughal Architecture was a blend of the Islamic Architecture of Central Asia and the Hindu Architecture of India. Some of the outstanding examples of Indo-Islamic architecture are the Qutub Minar, Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal and Red Fort.
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