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The Indo-Islamic architecture under the sultans of Delhi includes both religious and secular structures. Also, elaborate upon the new structural changes introduced by the Sultanate rulers.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. The Indo-Islamic architecture under the sultans of Delhi includes both religious and secular structures. Also, elaborate upon the new structural changes introduced by the Sultanate rulers.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Indian art and culture – Nitin Singhania.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the nature of architecture under Sultans of Delhi and new introduction by them.

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning the with arrival of Turks, new form of architecture got introduced in India.

Body:

First, mention the major religious and secular structures constructed under the various dynasties of the Sultanate with a special reference to Tughlaq dynasty.

Next, write about significant and new changes in construction technologies introduced by the Sultans. Give examples of few monuments.

Conclusion:

Conclude by the mentioning a new chapter was added to heritage history of India.