Prelims 56789

Select the incorrect statement from the below in regard to Turkish Architecture in Ancient India:

a       They used the arch and dome on a wide scale.
b       The style of decoration was in accordance with their religious beliefs.
c       Human or animal figures were intertwined in a very artistic manner.
d       They freely borrowed Hindu motifs such as the bell motif, swastika, lotus etc.
Explanation:

Solution (c)

The Turkish rulers used both the dome and arch method and the slab and beam method in their buildings. The style of decoration was in accordance with their religious beliefs.

However, no human or animal figures were used since it was considered to be unislamic. Rather they used scrolls of flowers & geometrical forms and verses of Quran Sharif which were intertwined in a very artistic manner.

They also freely borrowed Hindu motifs such as the bell motif, swastika, lotus etc. The Turks added colour to their buildings by using red sandstone. They also used yellow sandstone or marble.

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