Is there any indian vernacular architecture that doesn't look copied from other civilizations and yet looks like indian to casual people?
For example, for high culture architecture (non-vernacular), there's hindu temples, which are unique looking and people identify them with India.
Even the Angkor Wat in Cambodia, despite being built by the Khmers (not by Indians), is obviously inspired by Indian architecture. What is the vernacular equivalent to that type of architecture?
Draw people having sex on the walls and people will know it's Indian.
That works for fancy buildings like temples and palaces but not for houses or farms or workshops...
Colorful stone buildings like pic
could be south east asian too, not indian exclusively
Houses are built based on need, not on aesthetic style. So your baked clay huts in desert Rajasthan, your Malayali and Nepali wooden houses with slanting roofs, your whitewashed Tamil houses, and your thatch-walled Bengali hut all serve different purposes in rather different climates.
SEA's high culture is derived from Indian contact.
Yeah, but it spread from India.
>Clearly dravidian style temple architecture
>Thinks it's South East Asian because the Dravidians built temples there a long time ago
Also, the Pagodas, which are commonly associated with East Asia these days, are originally Indian.
With all the new architectural styles, I'm not sure Huns should keep the Northern/Central European architecture and part of me feels like Persians could use the Central Asian style. Also kind of wish they'd do custom castles for some of the older civs.
the thing about india is that it's so big and full of so many different cultures and ethnicities, that all 4 of them could apply
Would it make more sense to have 2 different factions, one that is based on "persianate" civilizations (Persia + muslim Indian sultanates), and another that mixes South India and Southeast Asia?
Reminder the term "middle east" was invented by an American working for the British Foreign Office and only Westoids use the term
Far Eastern architecture is based on Indian architecture. We know this because the buildings in India are older, the Chinese themselves admit this and all evidence points to it.
>Reminder the term "middle east" was invented by an American working for the British Foreign Office and only Westoids use the term
Europeans have always considered it to be the east or the near east. Keep coping.
Here's my interpretation.
look for regional architectural styles
pic related is an example of a gujarati haveli
have a look at this page too:
this is the neasden temple in london. looks like a typical hindu temple at first glance
but this is what the entrance looks like. heavy ornate wooden theme
Taj Mahal style.
Looks definitely not-Arab or South Asian.