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Taj Mahal

Author : Giles Tillotson, Giles
ISBN : 9780674063655
Genre : History
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The meaning of the Taj Mahal, the perceptions and responses it prompts, ideas about the building and the history that shape them: these form the subject of Tillotson's book. More than a richly illustrated history, this book is an eloquent meditation on the place of the Taj Mahal in the cultural imagination of India and the wider world.
Category: History

The Taj Mahal

Author : Lesley A. DuTemple
ISBN : 0822546949
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Recounts the history of the creation of the Taj Mahal, built as a tomb and memorial for the wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Taj Mahal

Author : David Carroll
ISBN : MINN:31951D00839107Q
Genre : History
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Black Taj Mahal

Author : I N Khan (Arshi)
ISBN : 9788192747903
Genre : Architecture
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The book is related to one of the most beautiful architecture of the world; the Taj Mahal. It has been scientifically portrayed in the book that makes it a useful guide for the tourists. The most beautiful architectural creation has been analysed from completely new angle, using the empirical rules prepared by a modern scientist - “The Fifteen Properties of Christopher Alexander”. The book sheds light on an age old story of another mausoleum of black marble that was to be built on the other bank of the river Yamuna. The construction of the Taj Mahal was only half of the original grand scheme conceived by its builder emperor Shahjahan. The historical events towards the end of emperor Shah Jahan’s reign, his dethroning and the conspiracies by his own son are highlighted. The book also covers the history of Mughal dynasty in a narrative manner. It traces the inherited quality of creativity and love for art and architecture of Mughals. The book puts into perspective the need of fulfilling a forgotten dream - the creation of Miniature Black Taj Mahal with ebony (natural black wood).
Category: Architecture

The Taj Mahal A History

Author : John David Cooper
ISBN : 9781640190511
Genre : History
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Everyone has seen photographs of the Taj Mahal. The massive, bulbous central dome, the four slender minarets, the shimmering marble, the long reflecting pool, the manicured gardens - all seem too striking for adequate description and proper appreciation. But there is more to the Taj than its beauty. The world's best-known mausoleum celebrates the love story of the seventeenth-century Moghul emperor Shah Jahan and his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. They fell in love at first sight and were married for nineteen years. She ruled at his side as almost an equal, but her death in childbirth in 1631 left him wild with grief and determined to build a monument to their devotion. Behind this romantic tale is the saga of the Moghul emperors who swept into North India only a century earlier. By the time of Shah Jahan, they had established an absolute monarchy comparable to Louis XIV's. The Moghul court was rich, cruel, and omnipotent. As descendants of Tamerlane and Genghis Khan, they relished bloody combat, savage sports, and hideous torture of their victims. In the absence of primogeniture, brother fought brother for the throne - it was the law of the “throne or coffin.” But less than a century after Shah Jahan was deposed by his ruthless son, the dynasty was in decline and ripe for conquest by Great Britain. For a time, it seemed like the Taj - like the Moghuls - would vanish. Only in the twentieth century was the Taj restored to something of its former glory. Here is the dramatic and often tragic story of the Taj and the men and women of the dynasty that created it.
Category: History

Mumtaz Of The Taj Mahal Paper Dolls

Author : Tom Tierney
ISBN : 0486419843
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Of Shah Jahan's many wives, the Mogul emperor's favorite was the beautiful Mumtaz Mahal; upon her death, the Shah ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal. The life of the woman who inspired one of the world's most famous structures is recalled by this paper doll collection. Two dolls, one of the emperor and the other of Mumtaz Mahal, are accompanied by 16 costumes, including anklets, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Taj Mahal The True Story

Author : Purushottam Nagesh Oak
ISBN : 0961161442
Genre : Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
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Taj Mahal Or Mummy Mahal

Author : Afsar Ahmed
Genre : Architecture
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The motive behind this book is to remove the veil from all the activities that took place while Mumtaj was dying and which have never been recorded in history. Several historians ignored these activities by claiming that these were just rituals of the eastern world. The court historians of Shah Jahan could do this as they were bound to record only those aspects which did not negatively affect the emperor’s image. But the historians who came later also followed the same convention and never shed much light on how Mumtaj was buried. All the books on Taj Mahal have explained Mumtaj’s death as depositary burial. But none of them have tried to find out of explain the reasons and the truth behind it, also what happened afterwards. I am of the view that readers have the right to know the mystery behind Mumtaj’s burial. Was her burial a common thing or if Emperor Shahjahan had tried to hide it from the common people.
Category: Architecture

Der Taj Mahal In Agra

Author : Aiko Gastberg
ISBN : 9783656215691
Genre : Religion
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Islamwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Seminar für Orientalistik und Islamwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Muslimische Herrschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur im Mogulreich, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1. Einleitung Die Grundlage für das Verfassen dieser Arbeit bildet das im Wintersemester 2011 / 2012 von Herrn Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth, Frau Dr. Claudia Preckel und Frau Dr. Susanne Kurz gehaltene Hauptseminar „Muslimische Herrschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur im Mogulreich“. Zu Beginn der Arbeit gehe ich auf den Mogulherrscher Shah Jahan, den Auftraggeber zum Bau des Taj Mahal, und seine Ehefrau Mumtaz Mahal ein. Beleuchtet werden sowohl die Personen selbst, als auch die Beziehung, die sie – der Überlieferungen nach – zueinander pflegten. Auch gehe ich auf die Frage ein, welches die Beweggründe zum Bau des Mausoleums gewesen sein könnten. Auf der einen Seite werde ich auf die Geschichte „der großen Liebe und Romanze“ zwischen Shah Jahan und Mumtaz Mahal zu sprechen kommen, auf der anderen Seite jedoch auch auf Shah Jahans Interesse zur Architektur und Baukunst u.a. auch als Mittel zur Präsentation seiner absoluten Herrschermacht. Der Hauptteil der Arbeit befasst sich mit der Architektur islamischer Grabbauten in Indien und im Besonderen mit der des Taj Mahal selbst. Eingegangen wird hier auf die Planung und den Bau des Mausoleums, die Handwerker, sowie die architektonische und künstlerische Ausgestaltung des Innenraumes und des äußeren Komplexes, sowie der Gartenanlage. Mein Augenmerk liegt hierbei unter anderem auf der Symbolik, Ornamentik und den Inschriften dieses Grabbaues, aber auch auf den architektonischen Besonderheiten. Im abschließenden Teil gehe ich auf die Gartenanlage des Taj Mahal ein und erläutere die islamische Symbolik anhand ihrer Gestaltung. Im Laufe der Arbeit wird auch die Streitfrage behandelt, ob das Taj Mahal einzig ein Bauwerk der islamischen Herrschaft in Indien darstellt oder auf hinduistische Wurzeln zurückzuführen sein könnte.
Category: Religion

Versailles Meets The Taj Mahal

Author : Faith E. Beasley
ISBN : 9781487502843
Genre : History
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Challenging the prevailing images of India derived from nineteenth-century "orientalism," Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal identifies and explores the traces that exposure to India left on the cultural artifacts and mindset of France's "Great Century."
Category: History