Arts and entertainment refers to the values which an individual or a nation bears in terms of architecture, painting, sculpture, trends of fashion and cinema.
Historic world of Indian Architecture resembles to be into heavens. The old monuments and carved stones tell the stores on their own. The monuments always bears the influence of the rulers and his respective religion, their life style, types of weapons they used for war and much more.
The archeological surveys starts story from the Indus Valley Civilization and prove us of a civilized city of Mohanjodaro long back ago at 7000 B.C. which is now a days a part of Pakistan. The surveys corresponds to a well developed city with all facilities relate regarding water, sevage, entertainment, clothing and the estates. The Caves of Ajanta and Ellora represent great ‘fine arts’ flourished under the patronage of various rules. The rulers spend a lot for the entertainment. There were great musicians and singers who enlighten the big domes and palaces with their arts.
The stone carvings and paintings at various temples and worship places show the great impact of religion within the minds of rulers. Some of them bear the complete religious books carved at the boundaries of temples. Southern India is full of such examples. We can find a presence of a great scientific knowledge at that time if we go for Jantar Mantar at New Delhi. It goes over the mind when we see 1600 years old iron towers standing open-air without getting rusted.
Before English, the latest Indian Rulers were the Mughals, and hence we can visualize a big impact of their architecture. The Big tomb of Emperor is in itself a big great monument. The Taj Mahal, in Agra (Uttar Pradesh), which is amongst the seven wonders of world, was build up of pure white marble in more than 15 years, in memory of her late queen Mumtaj Mahal. It is a great example of architecture of those times. At those times, the rulers get immense entertaining happiness and joy building great architectures using best of there engineering and fine arts.
After Mughals, next were the British. The British monuments give a resemblance to the roman Architecture. Apart from the regions which were in completely hold of English, the left areas were ‘Princely States’ which were ruled by respective rulers with partial influence of British. These princely states hold within the special arts and entertainment but still remain affected by the new culture.
The Princes are educated along the Englishmen and get into the European Culture and introduced to west which put an impact over the architecture of these states too. The places of these states got a change of western style furniture and few moved into western dancing and singing trends. The big dining rooms of the paces were introduced with the fireplaces and fountains.
To develop a new India and to keep a hold on the long established powers, the princes always remain into good relations with British. Some of them were really were found successful. The good examples are new towns of Jaipur, Beekaner and Mysore which are among the most fortunate in getting rid of this divide.
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