origin of Sharqi architecture ?

Jan 2019
41
Earth
#1
Sharqi Style of Architecture was patronized by Sharqi dynasty of Sultans of Jaunpur. it is one of the most iconic and unique style of wider Indo-Islamic architecture in subcontinent as we can see from some pics below.

who started this style of buildings ? what is the parent source of Sharqi architecture ?

some examples,

1) Jama Masjid of Jaunpur.



2) Atala Masjid of Jaunpur



3) Lal Darwaza Masjid.
 
Likes: Ashoka maurya
Mar 2019
1,463
KL
#2
this its earlier version of pre mughal indo islamic architecture, the pillared niches were common element pre islamic india as well, the lotus geometric designs also look much more like indian geometry than the western import, the pillared hall inside also seems to resemble some champaner mosques from gujrat or mandu mosque, the stone work hardly uses red sand stone, there are some very early versions of this gate from the early islamic period mosques dispersed all over north india, the round roof is also a remnant of bengali/east indian architecture, the gate must have combined the architectural elements of khirki mosque and the qutub minar gate, the two tiered niches on the gate seem to have imitated the two tiered plans of the khirki mosque, the two tiered designs has also been seen in pre islamic indian architecture. the fake niches were common pre islamic indian designs also seen in chola temples for instance, it also seem to imitate jaali

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it may also have used some elements common in early turkic architecture like seljuk architecture. it may have also some rajput planning for instance, some rajput gates are like that

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also looks very gothic and italian, doesnt it?

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regards
 
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Likes: Gathin
Jan 2019
41
Earth
#3
this its earlier version of pre mughal indo islamic architecture, the pillared niches were common element pre islamic india as well, the lotus geometric designs also look much more like indian geometry than the western import, the pillared hall inside also seems to resemble some champaner mosques from gujrat or mandu mosque, the stone work hardly uses red sand stone, there are some very early versions of this gate from the early islamic period mosques dispersed all over north india, the round roof is also a remnant of bengali/east indian architecture, the gate must have combined the architectural elements of khirki mosque and the qutub minar gate, the two tiered niches on the gate seem to have imitated the two tiered plans of the khirki mosque, the two tiered designs has also been seen in pre islamic indian architecture. the fake niches were common pre islamic indian designs also seen in chola temples for instance, it also seem to imitate jaali

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it may also have used some elements common in early turkic architecture like seljuk architecture. it may have also some rajput planning for instance, some rajput gates are like that

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also looks very gothic and italian, doesnt it?

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regards
Sharqis wanted to make jama mosque similar to Damascus mosque as well.