Indo-persian, why this definition not extended to ''Persia''?

Mar 2019
Ghaznavid minar


Himalayan tower


chinese pagodas


minar e chakri


qutub minar


pagoda type stepped tiers

xuanzang's description of nalanda

Moreover, the whole establishment is surrounded by a brick wall, which encloses the entire convent from without. One gate opens into the great college, from which are separated eight other halls standing in the middle (of the Sangharama). The richly adorned towers, and the fairy-like turrets, like pointed hill-tops are congregated together. The observatories seem to be lost in the vapours (of the morning), and the upper rooms tower above the clouds.
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Ad Honorem
Oct 2016
and what about pre islamic persian, did they have legal system?
Of course . Going further back, it was said they had one of the better systems available

Age of Hushang ; " Some texts state that Hushang was the first Aryan king. In any event, Hushang developed governance according to the rule of law and as a result he was called paradhata (first law giver). The title paradhata evolved to peshdat and then pishdad, a title that became the name given to the dynasty started by Hushang. Allied to the rule of law was the concept of common justice. "

Aryan Prehistory

Age of Jamsshid - " During the Jamshidi age (the age of Yima), the rule of law - a law grounded in grace and justice - developed and heralded a golden age during which time Airyana Vaeja, the Aryan homeland, became a paradise on earth. In legend, Jamshid is considered one of the wisest and greatest kings ever "

Aryan Prehistory

Now, this may be in the realm of 'myth' but it could be based on some older memories (or a construct ) ; some consider the eastern ( 'Indian') satrapies of the Persians where an original inheritence from the Medes, later some more where incorporated. Perhaps this was a source / interface for new ideas about governance of the newly emerging empire ?
Feb 2019
Good posts ashok, however even if your theory is correct, it only really would show Indian/Indic influence in pre-islamic Iran. Moreover Pre-islamic Iran was Zoroastrian, so they most likely had shared heritage with Vedic Hindus, so it would be less 'Indian' influence and more shared 'Aryan' heritage. Post-Islamic Iran did not have any Indian influence I can think of, except maybe some clothing as Indian cotton was very popular all across Middle East.
Mar 2019
i was researching into ahom architecture, and they have some very curious mughal like floral motifs even though the area was never under the mughal occupation.




some indian blogger posted these images and declared them perso arabic arabesque getting influenced from mughal arts.

The arches are topped by a double band of floral vines, which is continued all around the top of the ground floor, ending with a parapet(chajja). Empty spaces were filled with more low-reliefs of creepers and flower vases framed by rectangles and curved arch borders. Some of them even depict faunal life in the form of elephants, cattle and monkeys on branches.Clearly, these motifs show similarities with Arabesque patterns, and could be the result of Islamic contact from the north of India.

here is one motif which occurs in pre islamic north indian period of twelfth century at Bagan temples from Burma


Katas raj paintings and floral motifs


and here is amaravati pillar motif from the british museum collection, probably 2nd century AD



taj mahal

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Mar 2019
An ivory from the 5th or 6th century depicting a procession in Constantinople. Now in Trier Cathedral Treasury. 2. Arcades of palace constructed using bold pointed arches(built in supposed Indo-Islamic style 400years before their first appearance in middle east and some 600-700years before persia Sometimes sculptures provide clue to understand contemporary architecture and lifestyle! From this sculpture alone we can have an idea about contemporary architecture and possible construction style and technique.


Empty pointed arched niche(one among numerous types of Kala-Makara arch), Candi Sewu temple, Java(Indonesia) Dated: ~8th century CE


stone archway, recessed arches allegedly satavahana period Jivdhan fort near Naneghat pass, Maharashtra

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