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Architecture : Indo Saracenic style

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Architecture : Indo Saracenic style

Indo-Saracenic style of architecture was developed by the British in British India in the late 19th century. This style of architecture was the combination of native Indo-Islamic architecture with the Gothic revival style of Victorian Britain.

Mysore Palace - Example of Indo Saracenic StyleThe buildings built in India by Indo- Saracenic style of architecture were built according to advanced British structural engineering standards of the 1800's including infrastructures of iron, steel and poured concrete. These type of buildings were employed with domes, pointed arch, vaulted roofs, pinnacles, minarets, pierced open arcade and open pavilions.
 
Structures built in Indo-Saracenic style in India were mainly grand public buildings like clock towers, courthouses, colleges, town halls, offices, railway stations. Few of the current examples of the buildings in the Indo-Saracenic style are Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Gateway of India in Mumbai, Mysore Palace in Karnataka, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Khalsa College in Amritsar, Daly College in Indore and Madras Museum in Chennai.
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