Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. Gigantic, strong and affluent buildings of Mughals were nothing but one of the means to get the legitimacy in India. Analyse.(250 words)
Reference: Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Why this question:
The question is premised on the aspects of architecture and the intent of it to the empires of the time.
Key demand of the question:
Architecture provides an insight into the system of structural thought used by a society to conceptualize their world.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Explain the fact that Rulers use architecture as a means to represent their rule and demonstrate their power over the people they rule. In doing so, they embody the nature of their rule in plans of building and cities.
To start with explain the significance and motto behind such architecture of such scale. Depicts their power to mobilize the resources in the state, explain that they depict visual statements of their ideology of power. Such architecturally based structural thought includes an understanding of social and political Relationships. Give examples to justify such as Mughal architecture epitomized a certain political and cultural ideology – the mosques, palaces and garden served as symbol of Mughal presence and authority highlighted the social and cultural hegemony established by Mughals.
Conclude with significance.