Gigantic, strong and affluent buildings of Mughals were nothing but one of the means to get the legitimacy in India. Analyse. 10 marks

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  • In the introduction explain the fact that rulers use architecture as a means to represent their rule and demonstrate their power over the people they rule. In doing so, they embody the nature of their rule in plans of building and cities.
  • In the body explain the significance and motto behind such architecture of such scale. Depicts their power to mobilize the resources in the state, explain that they depict visual statements of their ideology of power. Such architecturally based structural thought includes an understanding of social and political Relationships. Give examples to justify such as Mughal architecture epitomized a certain political and cultural ideology .
  • Conclude with significance.
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