Socio-Cultural Conditions During Bahamini Kingdom

  • Ibrahim Adil Shah introduced Dakhini in place of Persian as court language.
  • Muhammad Adil Shah built Gol Gumbaz.
  • Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah founded Hyderabad originally known as Bhagyanagar. He also built Charminar.

Art and Architecture During Bahamini Kingdom

  • The Persianate Indo-Islamic style of architecture developed during this period was later adopted by the Deccan Sultanates as well.
  • The Gulbarga Fort, Haft Gumbaz, and Jama Masjid in Gulbarga, Bidar Fort and Madrasa Mahmud Gawan in Bidar, are the major architectural contributions.
  • The later rulers are buried in an elaborate tomb complex, known as the Bahmani Tombs.The exterior of one of the tombs is decorated with coloured tiles. Arabic, Persian and Urdu inscriptions are inscribed inside the tombs.
  • Bahmani rulers made some beautiful tombs and mosques in Bidar and Gulbarga. They also built many forts at Daulatabad, Golconda and Raichur. The architecture was highly influenced by Persian architecture. They invited architects from Persia, Turkey and Arabia. Magnificent structures built by Bahmani were Jami Masjid at Gulbarga, Chandand Minar and Mahmud Gawan Madrasa at Bidar.
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