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|Title||:||Taj: A Story of Mughal India|
|Author||:||Timeri N. Murari|
|Number of Pages||:||384|
|Category||:||Historical fiction, India, Fiction, Historical|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Taj: A Story of Mughal India When his queen Arjumand Banu Mumtaz i Mahal the Chosen One of the Palace died Shah Jahan wanted to build a monument that was the image of his perfect love for her For twenty two years twenty thousand men laboured day and night to fulfill the emperor s obsession The result was the Taj Mahal a marble mausoleum lined with gold silver and precious jewels .
This powerful novel narrates the story of the Taj on two parallel levels The first one tells the passionate love story of Shah Jahan and Arjumand The second recounts the later years of Shah Jahan s reign the building of the Taj Mahal and the bloody pursuit of the fabulous Peacock throne by his sons Intertwined in the building is the story of Murthi the Hindu master craftsman sent as a gift to the emperor to carve the famous marble jail around Arjumand s sarcophagus .
Murari has skilfully recreated the period against which the story is set the sensual opulence of the palace the grinding poverty of seventeenth century India the vicissitudes of Shah Jahan s reign and the historical background of the conflict between men of different faiths