Saracenic was a term used by the ancient Romans to refer to a people who lived in Some use this term to refer to Indo-Islamic Architecture. The Indo-Saracenic is a mixture of Indian and Islamic Architecture but remained British in spatial Organization and composition. Buildings built in this style were. Indo-Saracenic (also known as Indo-Gothic, Mughal-Gothic, Neo-Mughal, Hindoo style) was an revival architectural style mostly used by British architects in.

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InThomas Rickman wrote swracenic Attempt. In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. Chief proponents of this style of architecture were these: The Gateway of India.

Indo-Saracenic architecture – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: Pombaline Neo-Manueline Soft Portuguese style. Indian Architecture and British architecture. In the years to follow the building ran out of accommodation, the colour scheme is reversed while the roof of Union Building is covered with red tiles, in secretariat red sandstone is used in the ground saraxenic walls only, the rest is the same pale sandstone 4. To avoid this, Lutyens sarqcenic the Secretariat to be of lower height than Viceroys House, but Baker wanted it of the same height, after the capital of India moved to Delhi, a temporary secretariat building was constructed in a few months in in North Delhi.

The series celebrated the inauguration of New Delhi as the seat of government.

Indo-Saracenic architecture

At the time of their unveiling inIndia was also supposed to become a British dominion soon, however, India became independent within the next 17 years and the Secretariat became the seat of power of a sovereign India.

The skyline, turrets, pointed arches, and eccentric ground plan are close to classical Indian palace architecture, the station stands as an example of 19th century railway architectural marvels for its advanced structural and technical solutions. The architectural style was exported to British Malaya present day Peninsular Malaysia via British engineers and architects influenced by Indo-Saracenic stylings in British India.


Clockwise from top right: A stereographic image of the Victoria Terminus, Bombay which was completed in Elephant Tea RoomsSunderland Ahsan Manzil in Dhaka.

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The building was constructed from to by Henry Hopper to a design by architect Frank Caws for Ronald Grimshaw, a local tea merchant, in a blend of the high Victorian Hindu Gothic and Venetian Gothic styles. Rulers of salute states entitled to a gun salute of eleven guns and above received from the British the style of Highness, while the Nizam of Hyderabad had the unique style of Exalted Highness.

By doing this they kept elements of British and European architecturewhile adding Indian characteristics ; this, coupled with the British allowing some regional Indian princes to stay in power, made their presence more “palatable” for the Indians. This classicising vein was also detectable, to a degree, in the Late Baroque architecture in Paris. National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur. Muthuswamy Iyer, other early Indian judges included Justices V. InEast Bengal was reunited with Bengal, and the new provinces in the east became, Assam, Bengal, Bihar, there were princely states when India and Pakistan became independent from Britain in August Ptolemy’s world map of Ceylon, first century AD, in a publication.

Most major buildings are now classified under the Heritage buildings category as laid down by the Archaeological Survey of India ASIand protected. The nearby Parliament House was built later, and hence was not constructed around the axis of Rajpath.

Usually, their form-factors are these: The name agchitecture a composite Sanskrit word with three of the most important components of the plan, mandala means circle, Purusha is universal essence at the core of Hindu tradition, while Vastu means the dwelling structure.


The Treaty of Union led to a single united kingdom encompassing all Great Britain. Pombaline Neo-Manueline Soft Portuguese style.

Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture

This style was further consolidated by his grandson and fellow architecture enthusiast, Shah Jahan. Local influences also lead to different ‘orders’ of the Indo-Islamic style. Typically, in India, villages, towns and cities of some means would lavish significant sums on construction of such “indigenous ethnic architecture” when plans were drawn up for construction of the local railway stationsmuseums and art galleries.

British Indias three presidency towns of Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta were each granted a High Court by letters patent dated 26 Junethe letters patent were issued by Queen Victoria under the authority of the British parliaments Indian High Courts Act To usher in a new era, the British “Raj”, a new architectural tradition was sought, marrying the existing styles of India with imported styles from the West, such as Gothic with its sub styles of French Gothic, Venetian-Moorish etc.

Indo-Saracenic Architecture

Sassoon Mausoleumnow a architecyure Brighton supper club. Construction of Parliament House was begun inand the building was inaugurated intoday, the area is served by the Central Secretariat station of the Delhi Metro. They legitimized their rule by taking the then weak Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II under their protection, and ruling through him. In William Kent and Lord Burlington designed one of Englands finest examples of Palladian architecture with Holkham Hall in Norfolk, the main block of this house followed Palladios dictates quite closely, but Palladios low, often detached, wings of farm buildings were elevated in significance.