[Culture] Temple Architecture of South India; Medieval Architecture under Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Dynasty

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. AC2/P1: Temple Architecture- Odisha, Khajuraho, Solanki
  3. AC2/P2: Temple Architecture- Dravid, Vijaynagar,Hoysala
  4. AC2/P3: Medieval Architecture: Delhi Sultanate
  5. AC2/P4: Medieval Architecture: Mughal Sultanate


AC2/P1: Temple Architecture- Odisha, Khajuraho, Solanki

temple Architecture

  • Revision of the previous lecture on Indus valley civilization; Mauryan and post-Mauryan period (Buddhist Art); Gupta age – Architecture and Sculpture; Gandhar-Mathura and Amravati schools.
  • Phases of cave architecture
  • Dravidian cave architecture – Dominant features.
  • Kailasha temple
  • Temple architecture and its five development stages.
  • Styles of temples: Nagarr, Dravida and Vesara.
  • Three subschools of Temple Architecture: (1) Odisha school (2) Chandella school/Khajuraho school (2) Solanki school-maru-gurjar school
  • Modhera sun temple

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/zG8yTKBeUnA

AC2/P2: Temple Architecture- Dravid, Vijaynagar,Hoysala


  • Dravid school of temple architecture
  • Four styles of Dravidian architecture-  (1) Pallava art  (2) Chola art  (3) Nayaka art  (4)  Vijayanagar art
  • Vesara school of temple architecture
  • Rashtrakuta school of art
  • Sculpture of Gupta age
  • Sculpture of Chola age

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/JMmaRoDh9Yc

AC2/P3: Medieval Architecture: Delhi Sultanate

Delhi sultanate

  • Features of Medieval Architecture: Trabeate style and Arcuate style
  • Architecture under Delhi sultanate-(1)Slave dynasty  (2) Khilji dynasty (3) Tughlaq dynasty (4) Lodhi dynasty
  • Tomb Architecture
  • Delhi sultanate-Provincial styles  (1)Bengal school of art (2)Malwa school of Art (3)Jaunpur school of art (4)Bijapur school of art

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/17AwQHSBF58

AC2/P4: Medieval Architecture: Mughal Sultanate

mughal sultanate

  • Features of Indo-Islamic architecture under Mughal period
  • Pietra dura technique, Arabesque method
  • Use of water in Mughal Architecture
  • Charbagh style
  • Architecture under the reign on Mughal Kings: Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan , Aurangzeb
  • Sikh form of architecture, Rajputana form of architecture
  • Modern Indian architecture: Iberian style vs Gothic style, Indo gothic style, Neo roman style
  • Contribution of lourie baker
  • Green building in India
  • Indira Paryavaran Bhawan
  • Mains Question: It is argued that there is a need to re-write Indian history textbooks. Critically examine why and comment if such arguments have any merit. (200 Words)
  • Mains Question: The crisis in Indian museums is less of resources and more of imagination and commitment./ critically comment. (200 Words)

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  1. Amrit K.

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  2. Tirup Parmar

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  3. Sagar

    Thank you sir and mam….

  4. vivek

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  6. saba alam

    Mrunal Sir please write an article on analysis of GS papers of BPSC for upcoming BPSC MAINS Exam to be held in 2-3 months. Particularly trend of Questions asked, how to correlate and connect National topics with State context. possible areas to be covered first.
    it asks 8 Questions each worth 25 Marks.
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  7. abhishek

    thank you sir for your selfless effort

  8. rajeev

    sir..i m not finding recent cultural ppt in download folder. there are only two ppt of first and second lect. what is folder name for recent ppt of temp architech of south. thnx

  9. Bungo

    Mrunal…..Divine Light o UPSC preparation

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  11. die_another_day

    Mrunal Bhai,

    I have been following your website since 2011.

    I couldn’t get past prelims for 4 attempts. But I finally cracked it this time. This dec 18 I am writing mains. Frankly I am giving everything I got.

    Whether I clear the exam is immaterial. I got to write mains finally. That’s all is important.

    I want to thank you a lot. You are the best teacher I have had in my life. One day I would definitely want to meet you personally and hug you. I am hoping that you read this message and have a smile in your face.

  12. biswajit ghosh

    sir,only two ppt available in website.please update it

  13. babitha

    iam unable to download the powerpoint sum1 can pls telll where i can get the powepoints

  14. mukund

    please upload the polity videos.

  15. mohan

    Mrunal Sir, can you please upload Art &culture PPTs

  16. mohan

    Hello Sir, can you please upload Art &culture PPTs

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