Download e-book for kindle: Taj Mahal: A Story of Love and Empire (Wonders of the World by Elizabeth Mann
By Elizabeth Mann
ISBN-13: 9781931414449"The outstanding Mughals of India."
Shah Jahan, ruler of India, murdered 3 of his brothers in his bloody upward thrust to energy. but whilst his cherished spouse, Mumtaz Mahal, all at once died, the grief-stricken emperor equipped the world's most lovely tomb as a monument to her memory.
Shah Jahan was once the 5th emperor of the Mughal dynasty. The Mughals mixed the brute strength and fierce ambition in their mythical ancestor Genghis Khan with a fragile inventive sensitivity. Theirs was once a global the place even forts have been architectural gemstones, the place emperors had their lifestyles tales instructed in beautiful miniature work, and the place every one new ruler competed with the former one through development a grander palace, citadel, mosque and city.
The Taj Mahal tells the tale of this notable dynasty via its maximum creative success. From the hovering domes, to the marble columns inlaid with invaluable gem stones, to the large gardens, to definitely the right symmetry of its layout, the Taj Mahal expressed the ability, grandeur, glory and sweetness of the Mughal global.