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1) As with the Mughals, under European colonial rule, architecture became an emblem of power, designed to endorse the occupying power. Examine the salient features fo the British architecture in India.

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1) As with the Mughals, under European colonial rule, architecture became an emblem of power, designed to endorse the occupying power. Examine the salient features fo the British architecture in India. (250 Words)

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Key demand of the question:

Direct question. Examine the salient features of British architecture (not colonial architecture – make sure not to include Portuguese, Dutch, French) 

Directive Word:

Examine– From reference links, extract relevant information, organise neatly and present in answer. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, write about relationship between power, prestige, pride and architecture, and how the British were not an exception. 

In the body, divide answer into 4-5 broad categories such as form, purpose, locations, style, inspiration etc. Within each category provide example and explain salient features. 

In the conclusion write 1-2 lines about the influence these structures have had on modern Indian architecture. 

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