Taj Mahal
Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire

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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.

AuthorDiana Preston
Height785 mm
Length595 mm
Width92 mm
Weight72 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages336
Package Quantity1
Part NumberIllustrated
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2008-02-12
PublisherWalker Books
StudioWalker Books
Sales Rank42232

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