Q.1 Hampi is aptly called ‘the city carved in stone’. Elucidate the architectural and historical significance of this site. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- Give a brief introduction on the city of Hampi, the capital city of Vijayanagar empire. Throw light on the architectural significance of Hampi, substantiating it with adequate examples. Highlight the historical significance of Hampi. Conclude the answer accordingly.