i want information on fatehpur sikri?

i wanted the environment at the place n the dangers the monument is facing and ways to protect it

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Brief Description

    Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.

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    From wikipedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatehpur_Sikri)

    Fatehpur Sikri (Hindi: फतेहपूर सिकरी, Urdu: پھتیہپُور سِکری) was the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.

    History and significance

    Fatehpur Sikri shared its imperial duties as a capital city with Agra, where a bulk of the arsenal, treasure hoards, and other reserves were kept at its Red Fort for security. During a crisis, the court, harem, and treasury could be removed to Agra, only 26 miles away, less than a day's march.

    Innovations in land revenue, coinage, military organisation, and provincial administration emerged during the Fatehpur Sikri years.

    It is regarded as emperor Akbar's crowning architectural legacy. Indeed, its numerous palaces, halls, and masjids satisfy his creative and aesthetic impulses, typical of Mughals.

    Fatehpur Sikri is a World Heritage Site. Some contemporary Indian architects, notably B. V. Doshi, have cited it as an important source of inspiration. Architect or layperson, this city generally captures the imagination and wonder of all who experience its urban spaces and see its buildings.

  • 1 decade ago

    pls.go to fatehpur sikri and see.now a days no one wants to face,only wants information,

  • 1 decade ago

    Pigs can fly

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