ART 140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Lightning, Gita Govinda, Qutb Minar

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17 Sep 2016
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South Asia After 1200; Art of the Islamic World
Gardner 33-41, 44
Feb 8, 2016
Buddhism originated in south Asia in mid first millennium BCE, but declines in medieval period
as Hinduism gained popularity. Post 1200 Hinduism was strong in South Asia and Buddhism
strong in Southeast Asia nut Islam became more prominent
India
712 Arab armies arrive in South Asia bringing new religion Islam. Battle of Tarain 1192
Muhammad of Ghor (Afghanistan) defeated South Asian states’ confederate armies, and Ghor
transformed South Asian society, religion and art
Sultanate of Delhi
1206 Ghor’s general Qutb al-Din Aybak establishes sultanate of Delhi. At death passed power to
son Iltutmish. He extended Ghorid rule across in northern India.
Qutb Minar Aybak built congretional mosque at Delhi called Quwwat al-Islam (Might of
Islam) in triumph of Islam. Consisted of pillars from Hindu and other temples (a melting pot of
various religions architectural influences).
population grows in Delhi and sultans (muslim rulers) triple mosque OG size
Qutb Minar 238 ft sandstone minaret added to mosque by Iltutmish
platform to call faithful to prayer
tallest in world
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