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Shah Jahan & the Story of the Taj Mahal

In a narrative form, Shah Jahan, grandson of the great Mughal leader Akbar, describes the events of his life and explains his motivation for building the Taj Mahal. He relates the depth of love for his wife, in whose memory he built this glorious memorial. The rich colors and intricate detail of the Indo-Persian-style illustrations intensify the story told by the once great emperor who was betrayed by his own son, imprisoned in a tower, and left to die.

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