The Mughal Heritage of India - virtual tour
The Mughal Empire ruled most of the Indian subcontinent from the early 16th to the mid-19th centuries. The Mughal Empire was definitive in the early-modern and modern periods of South Asian history, with its legacy in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan seen in cultural contributions such as:
The amalgamation of Persian art and literature with Indian art
The development of Mughlai cuisine, The development of Mughal clothing, jewelry and fashion, the Mughals also made a major contribution to the Indian subcontinent with the development of their unique Indo-Persian architecture. Many monuments were built during the Mughal era by the Muslim emperors, especially Shah Jahan, including the Taj Mahal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered to be "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage", attracting 7–8 million unique visitors a year. The palaces, tombs, gardens and forts built by the dynasty stand today in Agra, Aurangabad, Delhi, Dhaka, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Lahore, Kabul, Sheikhupura, and many other cities of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
On this live we will explore some of the main architecture sites from this time and will talk more about the art and culture related to this period in India.