Which of the following were new elements added to Indian architecture with advent of Muslims in India?

  1. Use of calligraphy
  2. Use of coloured marbles
  3. Use of mortar and limestone in construction
  4. Use of double dome architecture

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

The advent of Islam in India is associated with migration of Muslim merchants from Middle East to India. With advent of Islam in India, there came many changes in Indian art and architecture. Use of calligraphy, tall minarets, use of coloured marbles, double dome structures, use of limestone and mortar in construction, etc. are some new elements which were added to Indian architecture by Muslims from Middle East.

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