Which forms of secular architecture evolved during medieval times? What significance did these buildings have in the sociocultural lives of contemporary people?

Published: May 1, 2016

An Architecture would be considered secular if it can be accessed by believers of all religion. The Indo-Islamic architecture is one such form .undoubtedly it had the influence of Persian and Turkish elements, still it was largely Indian in its outlook. It utilized the resources and labour locally. Sarais which were built by the indo Islamic rulers is a classic example of secularity. They were public structures which acted as accommodation to passer bys. They were been utilized by people of all cultures and faiths.  These all features pronounce the secularity of indo Islamic architecture.

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