Mughal architecture

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Mughal architecture. So called after a dynasty of Central Asian origin that ruled parts of the Sub-Continent of India from 1526 to 1857. Some of the finest forts and palaces date from the reign of Akbar (1556–1605), and are found in Agra, Lahore, and Fatehpur Sikri. Some of the greatest works of Mughal architecture date from the reign of Shah Jehan (1628–58): the Tâj Mahal, Agra, a great mausoleum with a formal garden, is arguably the finest.


Jane Turner (1996)