Film Language Tag: Islamicate architecture

Islamicate, as defined by Mukul Kesavan, is a descriptor for aspects related to cultures generally regarded as “Islamic,” but are separate from the religion of Islam. This architecture style is frequently signified by features such as scalloped arches or onion domes. Kesavan, Mukul. “Urdu, Awadh, and the Tawaif: the Islamicate Roots of Hindi Cinema.” Forging Identities: Gender, Communities and The State in India, Edited by Zoya Hasan, Westview Press, 1994, pp 244-257.


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