Name : ………………….
Programme Code : BTS
Course Code : PTS - 4
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Regional Centre : ………………….
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Title of the Project: Study of Monuments of
Mughal period in Delhi
LETTER/CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL
I hereby certify that the proposal for the project entitled Study of Monuments of Mughal period in Delhi BY ………………. has been prepared after due consultation with me. The proposal has my approval and has, to my knowledge, the potential of developing into a comprehensive Project work. I also agree to supervise the above mentioned Project till its completion.
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Historically Delhi has long been foremost in political importance with successive dynasties choosing it as their seat of power. Remanants of political past survive as important monuments in different parts of the city. Mughals ruled Delhi in succession starting from Babur to Bahadur Shah Jafar. Sher Shah Suri interrupted the Mughal rule for a brief period.
Mughal rulers were very fond of building large structures, gardens and beautiful fountains. Some of the monuments built by Mughals are Old Fort and TajMahal in Agra; Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra; FatehPurSikri near Agra; Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar; Humayun Tomb, Red Fort and Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Six sided stars as an ornamental cosmic symbol adorn all the Mughal structures. Humanyun Tomb was built by her wife on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi. Its plan based on Islamic paradise gardens is known to inspired TajMahal and many other later Mughal tombs. This is an earliest example of Persian influence on Indian Architecture. The structure is first to use red sanstone and white marble in great magnitude.
Red Fort was built by Emperor Shahjahan on the banks of river Yamuna when he moved his capital from Agra to Delhi by the name Shajahanabad. Additions/ modifications were carried out by later Kings Aurangjeb and BahadurshahJafar. Though the planning of the fort is based on Islamic architecture, each structure reveals in its architectural elements the Hindu influences typical of Mughal buildings.