India by marta bacon

National Museum , New Delhi

Culture: In the great city of New Delhi in India you can visit the National museum. In this museum you will be able to learn about India's past through art, jewels,manuscripts and more. One of my favorite things held in the museum are the beautiful miniatures. Miniatures are highly detailed paintings, usually as book illustrations or single works kept in albums. These miniatures originated in the Mughal empire. An emperor named Akbar who ruled during 1556 to 1605 was a genius at blending cultures: he let all types of people live in his empire. The many different types of people had an influence on architecture, literature, languages spoken and art. Miniatures were spread through out the empire and the mongols mastered how to do them.

Jama Masjid

Religion: If you visit Delhi, India, you can see the great Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid is a truly stunning Mosque . It has three gates, four towers and two remarkable minarets made out of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The mosque was made by the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Akbar's grandson. The Jama Masjid is a place of worship for Muslims. Shah Jahan's most famous monument is the Taj Mahal which he made for his wife Mumtaz Mahal as a tomb.

Red Fort

Politics: One of the reasons you will love coming to India is because you can visit the Red Fort. The Red Fort is a truly beautiful building. It has floral decorations and double domes in the front. It is made out of red sandstone and marble. The Red fort has massive enclosing walls. The Red Fort was the political center of the Mughal government. It was made in 1648 by Shah Jahan because he wanted to move his capital to Delhi. Every year on India's Independence day the prime minster hoists the national flag and gives a speech there.

A Market In New Delhi, India

Economics: when you come to India you will see lots and lots of markets. In the markets you can buy sugar, Indian spices, traditionally Indian outfits, shoes, toys and anything your heart desires. One of the reasons you can get so much stuff is because of trade. The Mongol people had many trading partners bringing in many different things that are still in India today.

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