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Seeing the Old Monuments

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0004
Seeing the Old Monuments

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In this chapter, the author comments on the old monuments of Delhi, whose domestic architecture she considered a happy discovery. Many low circular, immaculate buildings with colourful gardens are situated in Delhi. The monument in Delhi which impressed the author the most was Tughlak's tomb with its daring, bold, and original design. She also got a glimpse of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Viceroy's palace, and the Parliament. These are the architectural remains of British rule. The only breath-taking sight is the Mogul gardens seen from the windows of the Viceroy's palace. The author mentions that India would never be the same as it was before British rule, just as it had never been the same since Muslim rule.

Keywords: Delhi; old monuments; British rule; architecture; Tughlak's tomb; Taj Mahal; Viceroy's palace; Parliament; Mogul gardens

Chapter.  2219 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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