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Islamic contribution to Indian architecture is far reaching and undeniable. New modes and principles of construction were developed reflecting the religious and social needs of the adherents of Islam.
Sharma divides Indo-Islamic architecture into three broad classes consisting of monuments erected under patronage of the Sultans such as Qutb-ud-din Aybak, monuments erected by governors of independent provinces, and landmark construction of the Mughals.