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Colonial Indian Architecture

Colonization of Indian had a great impact on architecture style. A new chapter in Indian architecture began with colonization. The Dutch, Portuguese, the French and the English made a lasting impact on architecture. The colonial architecture culminated into what is called the Indo-Saracenic architecture.

 

The Indo-Saracenic architecture combined the features of Hindu, Islamic and western elements. The colonial Indian architecture can be seen in the Mutiny Memorial Church at Kanpur and the last garrison church in New Delhi. The Victoria Terminus, once the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, was the culminating masterpiece of this phase. Colonial architecture in India followed developments not only from metropolis but also took inspiration from existing Indian architecture.
 
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