How can werecognisedifferent„Cultures?By studying the architecture,we can recognise certainthemes or „typicalfeatures”… for example….
Islamic Architecture is clean,symmetrical, uses domes andminarets……
Whereas „Hindu” architecture is oftenheavily decorated, and uses towersand open spaces
The cultures of the deserts areoften nomadic…
Whereas by the great rivers, these cultures areancient and permanent, and forever buildingon top of each other, fighting for space
The Buddhists of the north live insimple, quiet settlements to matchtheir lifestyle….
Whereas the jungle cultures of the south arecolourful and noisy, and decorate theirbuildings as wildly as they can
India is a country of „binaryopposites”, or extremes…. Such as: Rich/Poor: The rich are very rich, the poor are some of the poorest in the world Modern and traditional Hinduism and Islam (as well as thousands of other religions Mountain and desert City and Jungle… can you think of any more? How does a country become so extreme???