This was called as the Nagara style architecture. In central India, the Chandela rulers built a magnificent temple complex at Khajuraho. With the coming of the Muslim rulers, there developed a new architectural style in India- the Indo-Islamic architecture. The Indo-Islamic style was neither strictly Islamic nor strictly Hindu. The architecture of the medieval period can be divided into two main categories.
Mughal court etiquettes were largely based on the principles of above mentioned empire. However, later innovation and evolution took place under the various rulers. According to Harbans Mukhia, “many of the court rituals and norms of conduct, especially the notion of the visible imperial majesty and grandeur, are of Iranian provenance, traceable to the Sasanid court. Among those replicated in the Mughal court were the prostration before the emperor or his throne; kissing his feet or any other limb, the hand in particular; several forms of salutation by bending from the waist downward and the custom of distribution of gifts, titles and offices on special occasion such as royal birthdays, or festival like New year, all of these have a chequered history but can be traced to the Sasanians”. Though the court rules were flexible and evolving, Mughals had a strict policy regarding the etiquettes sometimes the concession was granted by the king as there were several kind of observance but severe punishments were also given.
The Taj Mahal was a tremendous achievement by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. It was made in the heart and capital of the Mughal empire, Agra. Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal emperor. He formed this tomb as a burial place and as a monument of remembrance for his lost love, his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Known as the “Jewel of India”, it acts as a symbol of his love for his wife.
The Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan's incredible showstopper, may contrast positively and Edwin Lutyens' royal residence in New Delhi, yet after the demise of Aurangzeb large portions of the Mughal landmarks disintegrated; it took an English emissary to protect some of them from desolation. The Mughals fizzled on the grounds that they made little, if any, push to drag India out of the Middle Ages. The Mughal realm, composes Abraham Eraly, "falled path behind Europe, behind even China, Japan and Persia. There was not really any energy in the economy, meager soul of big business among the general population. In farming, industry and exchange, Indian practices were old.
The Mughal Empire had different origins compared to the Ottoman Empire, especially when it comes to the influence for their creation. The Mughal Empire had no religious motivations when it came to establishing and expanding the empire. Babur only wanted to win back Ferghana, the city he had inherited at twelve years old, only to lose it two years later. He spent several years trying to win his city back but never succeeded. After the disappointing loss that would never allow him to return home, Babur decided to begin building his own empire in Northern India.
The Mughal Empire (Urdu: مغلیہ سلطنت, translit. Mughliyah Salṭanat) or Mogul Empire, self-designated as Gurkani (Persian: گورکانیان, Gūrkāniyān, meaning "son-in-law"), was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526. It was established and ruled by a Muslim dynasty with Turco-Mongol Chagatai roots from Central Asia, but with significant Indian Rajput and Persian ancestry through marriage alliances; only the first two Mughal emperors were fully Central Asian, while successive emperors were of predominantly Rajput and Persian ancestry.  The dynasty was Indo-Persian in culture, combining Persianate culture with local Indian cultural influences visible in its traits and customs. 
Christian Monk 113082846 April-16-2016 India and the Taj Mahal Essay #3 The Art and History Behind the Taj Mahal Give a historical and artistic overview of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, using your textbook and three additional online sources to discuss this important architectural complex. The Taj Mahal (also known as the “Shrine of Love” and the “The Jewel of Muslim Art in India”) is a very expansive tomb located in Agra India (previously the Mughal Empire) on the Yamuna River. Though India is the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, “monumental tombs were not part of either the Hindu or Buddhist traditions” instead such grand burial chambers “had a long history in Islamic architecture” (Gardener). The Taj Mahal was built by ruler of the
However he cannot be the only cause, each emperor had a role to play in the downfall, even if it was minimal. Article 4: Muslim Hindu Religious Interactions in the Mughal Empire: The Birth and Death of a Cohesive Culture Islam and Hinduism have been the two most prominent religions in India. Throughout history they have seen times of trouble and conflict. The Mughal Empire was a period of peaceful religious and cultural growth between the Hindus and Muslims of India. Cultural acceptance became the trademark of the Mughal Empire From around the 8th to the 14th century- was a period of continuous warfare between Muslim and Hindus.
This building is mainly represents the art of 8th century. It wasn’t built by one sultan but the work completed by other sultans which means they were planning for future at that time. Personality, it reflects the strength and the progress the people had at that reign. But when the people reached the top, they started to fall down. Muslims started to fight each other and they became micro states which enabled their enemy to defeat them
Many poems have been written about the beauty of the Taj Mahal, the astonishing mausoleum made out of white marble. Taj Mahal has been built somewhere between 1631 and 1648 in Agra, India. This amazing piece of Islamic architecture has been admired throughout the whole world for its beauty and magnificence, and thus the Taj Mahal rightfully takes its place in the World's Heritage