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Indian architecture

Indian architecture
The architecture of the Indian subcontinent, originally a timber and mud-brick architecture of which nothing survives. Early Buddhist monuments, chaitya halls, stupa rails, and toranas clearly imitate wood construction, and timber buildings appear on relief representations. All surviving architecture is of stone, using exclusively a structural system of post and lintel, brackets, and corbels. The basically simple Indian architectural forms are generally obscured and overwhelmed by a rhythmical multiplication of pilasters, cornices, moldings, aediculae, roofs, and finials, and an exuberant and sensuous overgrowth of sculptural decoration.
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Alluding the recent controversy regarding Taj Mahal, the chief minister who was addressing a public rally here at GIC Grounds, said: "We should not go into the details like who built Taj Mahal or why was it built, but the most important thing is that Taj Mahal was built by blood and sweat of Indian labourers who gave one of the precious gems of Indian architecture to the world.
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