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Teardrop on the Cheek of Time, A The Story of the Taj Mahal Diana Preston

Teardrop on the Cheek of Time, A The Story of the Taj Mahal By Diana Preston

Teardrop on the Cheek of Time, A The Story of the Taj Mahal by Diana Preston


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In 1631, the heartbroken Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan, ordered the construction of a monument of unsurpassed splendor and majesty in memory of his beloved wife. Theirs was an extraordinary story of passionate love: although almost constantly pregnant - she bore him fourteen children - Mumtaz Mahal followed her husband on every military campaign.

Teardrop on the Cheek of Time, A The Story of the Taj Mahal Summary

Teardrop on the Cheek of Time, A The Story of the Taj Mahal by Diana Preston

In 1631, the heartbroken Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan, ordered the construction of a monument of unsurpassed splendor and majesty in memory of his beloved wife. Theirs was an extraordinary story of passionate love: although almost constantly pregnant - she bore him fourteen children - Mumtaz Mahal followed her husband on every military campaign. But then Mumtaz died in childbirth. Blinded by grief, Shah Jahan created an exquisite and extravagant memorial for her on the banks of the river Jumna. The Taj Mahal took twenty years to build and depleted the Moghul treasuries. But Shah Jahan was to pay a greater price for his obsession. He ended his days imprisoned by his own son in Agra Fort, gazing across the river at the monument to his love. The building of the Taj Mahal had set brother against brother and son against father in a savage conflict that pushed the seventeenth century's most powerful empire into irreversible decline.

About Diana Preston

Diana Preston's most recent books are Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania (now also a major BBC1 drama documentary), A Pirate of Exquisite Mind and Before the Fall-Out (selected for the Samuel Johnson Prize longlist and winner of the Los Angeles Times Science and Technology Prize). Her new book, Cleopatra and Anthony, will shortly be published by Doubleday. Her co-author is her husband Michael Preston, an historian and traveller.

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GOR002997947
9780552154154
0552154156
Teardrop on the Cheek of Time, A The Story of the Taj Mahal by Diana Preston
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
20080408
416
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