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Taj Mahal

Author : Elizabeth Mann
ISBN : 9781931414449
Genre : Mogul Empire
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The well-illustrated story of the building of the Taj Mahal, one of the world's most beautiful monuments, and the Mughal dynasty in India whose 5th emperor built it.
Category: Mogul Empire

Taj Mahal

Author : Diana Preston
ISBN : 0802716733
Genre : History
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The dazzling story of the Taj Mahal and the empire whose spirit it epitomizes. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal’s flawless symmetry and gleaming presence have or centuries dazzled everyone who has seen it, and the story of its creation is a fascinating blend of cultural and architectural heritage. Yet, as Diana and Michael Preston vividly convey in the first narrative history of the Taj, it also reflects the magnificent history of the Moghul Empire itself, for it turned out to mark the high point of the empire’s glory at the same time as it became a tipping point in Moghul fortunes. With the storytelling skills that characterize their previous books, the Prestons bring alive both the grand sweep of Moghul history and the details that make it memorable. A tale of overwhelming passion, the story of the Taj has the cadences of Greek tragedy and the ripe emotion of grand opera, and puts a memorable human face on the marble masterpiece.
Category: History

The Complete Taj Mahal And The Riverfront Gardens Of Agra

Author : Ebba Koch
ISBN : 0500289840
Genre : Architecture, Mogul
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Now available in paperback and illustrated by hundreds of new photographs and drawings with an in-depth explanation of each building, Ebba Koch, the foremost authority on Mughal architecture, leads the reader through the whole complex and gardens of the Taj Mahal. This encounter is framed by a complete account of the mausoleums urban setting, its design and construction, its symbolic meaning, and its history up to the present day. One of the most familiar symbols of India is suddenly endowed with new significance and added wonder. This is an indispensable guide for those at home as well as those visiting the Taj Mahal, as it takes the reader on a walk through the complex, revealing riches that are often overlooked. Looking at the book is the next best thing to going to the place - Architectural Review Marks a major advance in our understanding of one of the worlds test monuments a serious, academic work that does not neglect the importance of good illustrations - Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Category: Architecture, Mogul

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

Where Is The Taj Mahal

Author : Dorothy Hoobler
ISBN : 9780399542145
Genre : Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
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Describes the building of the Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum in the Indian city of Agra.
Category: Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Beneath A Marble Sky

Author : John Shors
ISBN : 0929701976
Genre : Fiction
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In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and power, there were murderous sibling rivalries and cruel despotism. In Beneath a Marble Sky, Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion. As a princess and a mother, a sister and a daughter, Jaharana faces impossible choices and discovers the real meaning of her regal birthright.
Category: Fiction

Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Author : Naresh Fernandes
ISBN : 9351941736
Genre : History
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*An intimate look at a period of modern Indian history that has shaped the music of the subcontinent today*Features detailed sections on several important Indian and American jazz musicians, including Chic Chocolate, 'the Louis Armstrong of India'; and Teddy Weatherford In 1935, a violinist from Minnesota named Leon Abbey brought the first 'all negro' jazz band to Bombay, leaving behind a legacy that would last three decades. In a decade, swing found its way onto the streets of India. It influenced Hindi film music: the very soundtrack of Indian life. The optimism of jazz became an important element in the tunes that echoed the hopes of newly independent India. This book tells a story of India, especially of the city of Bombay, through the lives of a menagerie of geniuses, strivers, and eccentrics, both Indian and American, who helped jazz find a home in the sweaty subcontinent. They include the burly African-American pianist Teddy Weatherford; the Goan trumpet player Frank Fernand, whose key encounter with Mahatma Gandhi drove him to try to give jazz an Indian voice; Chic Chocolate, who was known as' the Louis Armstrong of India'; Anthony Gonsalves, who lent his name to one of the most popular Bollywood tunes ever; and many more. Taj Mahal Foxtrot, at its heart, is a history of Bombay in swing time.
Category: History

T Is For Taj Mahal

Author : Varsha Bajaj
ISBN : 9781410307675
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From the quiet grandeur of the Himalaya Mountains to the urban city of Calcutta, T is for Taj Mahal: An India Alphabet showcases India's exotic treasures. Visit the haunting Taj Mahal, a tribute from an emperor to his dead wife. Traverse the bustling streets of Mumbai, the second most populated city in the world. Sample a traditional meal fragrant with garam masala spices, or attend a cricket match where some games have lasted up to five days! Varsha Bajaj was born in Mumbai, India. Her book, How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight?, was named to the 2005 Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List. Varsha lives in Houston, Texas. Robert Crawford's paintings have appeared on the cover of major magazines such as The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report, as well as books. He also illustrated Sleeping Bear Press's The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain. Robert lives in Woodbury, Connecticut.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Taj Mahal

Author : Diana Preston
ISBN : 0802718981
Genre : History
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While Galileo suffered under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War ruined Europe, and the Pilgrims struggled to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless symmetry and gleaming presence have for centuries dazzled everyone who has seen it, and the story of its creation is a fascinating blend of cultural and architectural heritage. Yet, as Diana & Michael Preston vividly convey in the first narrative history of the Taj, it also reflects the magnificent history of the Moghul Empire itself, for it turned out to mark the high point of the Empire's glory at the same time as it became a tipping point in Moghul fortunes. The roots of the Moghul Empire lie with the legendary warriors Genghis Khan and Tamburlaine; at its height it contained 100 million people, from Afghanistan in the north and present-day Pakistan in the west, to Bengal in the east and southwards deep into central India.. With the storytelling skills that characterize their previous books, Diana & Michael Preston bring alive both the grand sweep of Moghul history and the details that make it memorable: the battles and dynastic rivalries that forged the Empire alongside an intimate chronicle of daily life within the imperial palace. A tale of overwhelming passion, the story of the Taj has the cadences of Greek tragedy and the ripe emotion of grand opera, and puts a memorable human face on the marble masterpiece.
Category: History

Taj Mahal

Author : Jean-Louis Nou
ISBN : UOM:39015029105403
Genre : Architecture
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Looks at the motives behind the creation of the Taj Mahal, and discusses its design, with close-up photographs of the floral inlays that decorate the interior
Category: Architecture