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Mughal art and architecture

Introduction

Mughal art and architecture, a characteristic Indo-Islamic-Persian style that flourished on the Indian subcontinent during the Mughal empire (1526–1857). This new style combined elements of Islamic art and architecture , which had been introduced to India during the Delhi Sultanate (1192–1398) and had produced great monuments such as the Qutb Minar , with features of Persian art and architecture . Mughal monuments are found chiefly in N India, but there are also many remains in Pakistan. This article discusses these distinctive forms of art and architecture as they developed under a succession of Mughal emperors.

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