Ans. Large mansions of merchants were called havelis.
Ans. Tomb of Humayun, constructed between 1562 and 1571.
Ans. Persian court chronicles described the Sultan as the “Shadow of God”.
Ans. It refers to the main hall of the temple where dances were performed.
Ans. Superstructure refers to the part of a building above the ground floor.
Ans. Jami Masjid was built by Shah Jahan in his new capital at Shahjahanabad.
Ans. It was built by King Rajarajadeva for the worship of his god, Rajarajeshvaram
Ans. Shikhara, a Sanskrit word translating literally to "mountain peak", refers to the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India.
Ans. Pietra-dura refers to coloured, hard stones placed in depressions carved into marble or sandstone creating beautiful, ornate patterns.
Ans. The Kandariya Mahadeva temple dedicated to Shiva was constructed in 999 by the king Dhangadeva of the Chandela dynasty.
Ans. In Akbar’s capital at Fatehpur Sikri many of the buildings show the influence of the architectural styles of Gujarat and Malwa.
Ans. In the early ninth century the Pandyan king Shrimara Shrivallabha invaded Sri Lanka and defeated the king, Sena I (831-851).
Ans. Built by Akbar, the Agra Fort required 2,000 stone-cutters, 2,000 cement and lime-makers and 8,000 labourers.
Ans. Sultan Iltutmish won universal respect for constructing a large reservoir just outside Dehli-i-Kuhna.
Ans. The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandar Sahib ("abode of God") or Darbar Sahib, is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Ans. Sultan Iltutmish won universal respect for constructing a large reservoir just outside Dehli-i-Kuhna. It was called the Hauz-i-Sultani or the “King’s Reservoir”.
Ans. Limestone was very high-quality cement, which, when mixed with stone chips hardened into concrete. This made construction of large structures easier and faster.
Ans. Mughal chahar bagh garden consisted of four gardens. These gardens are placed within rectangular walled enclosures and divided into four quarters by artificial channels.
Ans. Kings were expected to care for their subjects, and by making structures such as temples, mosques, tanks, wells, caravanserais and bazaars for public activity, rulers hoped to win their praise.
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