Let’s go back to Medieval Period and observe these arches,one of the important features of Mughal architecture.
Mughal architecture show cased wealth, splendour and royal taste of emperors. The bulbous tombs, decorative panels, arches and turrets were symbolic to this architectural style. 

This week the theme is TRIO, how about the trio of  grand ancient arches?DSC_0377DSC_0514

Mughals spoke HINDUSTANI, one of the predominant language of South East Asia, It is known as Hindi in INDIA and Urdu in PAKISTAN.It principally developed in North India during the Mughal Empire, when the Persian language exerted a strong influence on the Western Hindi of central India, leading to the creation of Rekhta, or “mixed” speech; which became to be known as Hindustani, Hindi, Hindavi, and Urdu, was elevated to a literary language, and after Independence and Partition became the basis for modern standard Hindi and Urdu.


As an emerging common dialect, Hindustani absorbed large numbers of Persian, Arabic, and Turkic words, and as Mughal conquests grew it spread as a lingua franca across much of northern India. Written in the or Devanagari script, it remained the primary lingua franca of northern India for the next four centuries (although it varied significantly in vocabulary depending on the local language) and achieved the status of a literary language, alongside Persian, in Muslim courts. Its development was centred on the poets of the Mughal courts of cities in Uttar Pradesh such as Delhi, Lucknow, and Agra.Source : wikipedia


Three storied minaret

When I was shooting for arches the triplet stones and iron rods caught my fancy. Have a look.

This post is also written in response to The daily prompt: Non-Regional Diction/Dialect



9 Responses

    1. This is a wonderful compliment I get from you friend. You will come across many more seasoned bloggers here who keep on inspiring us with their fine work. Because of them I’m here on WordPress otherwise it is not easy to take out time daily for blogging. You ought to be passionate about it.

  1. Very interesting photos, they are fantastic. I was really intersted in the development of the languages in India. does Urdo not also have a connection to arabic?

  2. Yes, The Devanagri script is also known as Persian-Arabic script, origin of Hindi/ Urdu language. It certainly has an influence of Arabic language. You know so many languages, I admire your grip and knowledge of the subject.

  3. You nation is home to more languages than most of the rest of the world combined. I’m glad you have managed to figure out how to talk to one another.

    The architecture you photograph is remarkable.

    1. India is diverse in culture and you can listen a new dialect after every 500 hundred miles. So many local languages are no more spoken by the present generation. A sad state.

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