Golden India - Taj Mahal

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Born out of emperor's obsession, the magnificent Taj Mahal today stands as one of the wonders of the world. Completely shattered by the sudden loss of his beloved wide, Shah Jahan, the fifth Mogul emperor, took to building a memorial which would not be erased by the memory of mankind.

Named after the empress Mumtaz Mahal, the "chosen one of the palace", the Taj took fourteen years to build, using the labor of twenty thousand workers, and cost five million rupees.

Encapsulating the Moghul age, this book tells you the love story of an emperor and the tales and legends behind the building of Taj Mahal.  The accounts are enhanced by some superb photographs of the monuments and its surroundings.

Published: 2001
Pages: 84
Format: Hardcover