Contribution of the Mughals to Indo – Islamic culture

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The Mughals used to invite artisans, artists and architects from Persia and Central Asia to design and decorate their palaces, mosques and mausoleums.

The palaces, mosques and mausoleums

Indo – Islamic culture is the name given to the synthesis of Islamic and non – Islamic cultural tradition that evolved as a result of a prolong interaction between a migrant Muslims population, a large population of Indian converts to Islam and the majority non – Muslims, largely Hindu population. It is also described as a composite culture. This culture had evolved not so much as a result of the policies of Muslim Sultans as of the close contacts between ordinary Hindus and Muslims in their day to day dealings over a period of centuries.

The Mughals used to invite artisans, artists and architects from Persia and Central Asia to design and decorate their palaces, mosques and mausoleums. Such artists worked along with Indian artists. The results was a fashion of Indian and extra – Indian artistic tradition which is described as indo – Islamic art. The congenial atmosphere provided by the royal patronage proved helpful in the growth and development of Persian literature of some merit, consisting of poetry, prose, historical works and translations.
Akbar had become deeply interested in the doctrines of the religions of the world known to him. He used to organize regular dialogues and discussions among Hindu, Parsi, Jain, Christian and Muslim scholars in his own presence. His policy was one of giving freedom to all follow their own religious faiths and practices.

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