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  1. 1. If all of the world´s cultural heritage(sports, music, fashion, architecture, literature, painting, et c..) was contained in a time capsule, what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country? Architecture of India Prepared By Santosh Mungle
  2. 2. Architecture of IndiaIndian Civilization spanned at least 4,500 years.Indian civilization left its impact on everything in our lives andsociety.UNESCO has listed 830 World Heritage Sites, out of which 26are in India which is less than six other countries
  3. 3. Architecture of IndiaOne of the most enduring achievements of Indian civilizationis undoubtedly its architecture, which extends to a great dealmore than the Taj Mahal or the temple complexes ofKhajuraho. Taj Mahal Khajuraho Temple
  4. 4. Architecture of IndiaIndus Valley sites ofHarappa, and Mohenjo-Daroprovide substantial evidence ofextensive town planning in 3300–1300 BCE.
  5. 5. Architecture of IndiaBeginnings of Indian architecture are more properly to be datedto the advent of Buddhism in India, in the reign of Ashoka(304–232 BCE). Sanchi Bodhi Gaya Sanchi
  6. 6. Architecture of India Ajanta Caves
  7. 7. Architecture of IndiaBy the eighth century, with the consolidation of Hindukingdoms, the southern Hindu school of architecture wasbeginning to flourish. Mahabalipuram
  8. 8. Architecture of India Meenakshi Temple
  9. 9. Architecture of IndiaIn Ellora in western India, Hindus added a new series oftemples and carvings, culminating in the majestic Kailasatemple, constructed in the reign of the Rashtrakuta monarchKrishna I (757-73)
  10. 10. Architecture of IndiaIn central India, the Chandellas built a magnificent complex oftemples at their capital, Khajuraho, between 950-1030 A.D.
  11. 11. Architecture of IndiaThese Khajuraho temples have acquired a renewed reputationtoday as indices of Indias libertine past, allegedly indicative ofIndias relaxed sexual mores before puritanical Muslims madeIndia a sexually repressed society.
  12. 12. Architecture of IndiaThe cultural politics of Khajuraho, as indeed of Indianarchitecture. In the north-west, the Solanki kings spent lavishlyon buildings, and the Surya temple in Modhera. More stupendousstill is the Surya temple at Konarak, built by Narasimha-devaGanga (c. 1238-64).
  13. 13. Architecture of IndiaThe Mughal emperors of India, were heavily invested in monumentalarchitecture and spent lavishly on the construction of mosques, andpalaces. But among them Taj Mahal (1653), is an edifice of suchravishing beauty that it has now become icon of India.
  14. 14. Architecture of IndiaIndian architecture as it stands today is a pluralistic body ofproduction that cannot in all justice be exemplified by theabove approaches.It has evolved over the centuries and has been affected bynumerous invaders who have brought different styles fromtheir motherlands.Indian architectures represents the diversity of Indian cultureand comprises of a mix of ancient and varied native traditions.Therefore, I would include Indian architecture in the timecapsule to demonstrate legacy of India