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Taj Mahal. Giles Tillotson

Giles Tillotson

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ISBN : 9781861978752
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208 pages
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Giles Tillotson recounts the human drama behind the Taj Mahal, particularly the relationship between Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who lie there. He explores its reputation through history as a Wonder of the World and itsMoreGiles Tillotson recounts the human drama behind the Taj Mahal, particularly the relationship between Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who lie there. He explores its reputation through history as a Wonder of the World and its representation in art, and analyses the secrets of its architectural success. He concludes with the troubled story of its conservation, first by Lord Curzon, and records recent disputes about its ownership, treatment and exploitation. But, whatever else, there is no doubt that the Taj holds a secure place in the worlds collective consciousness.