Monumental & magnificent!

Monumental & magnificent!

The Taj Mahal in India has been called “teardrop on the cheek of time”.

The Taj Mahal in India has been called "teardrop on the cheek of time". This grand monument that was raised to house the mortal remains of Mumtaz Mahal, the Mughal empress and Shah Jahan's beloved wife, today draws millions of visitors from across the globe.

The book by Rik Hoskin and Aadil Khan is the incredible story behind the Taj Mahal – how Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal met and fell in love, and the tragic aftermath of how that love was cut short in unfortunate circumstances.

This is also the story of how the Taj Mahal was built, and how the great Mughal emperor spent his last days imprisoned in his fort, pining for his beloved Mumtaz, as he gazed over the river for a view of the magnificent edifice, a monumental reminder of his love and loss.

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