Mumtaz Mahal

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  • Architecture: The Taj Mahal

    Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal, c. 1632-1647. Marble, 580m by 300m The Taj Mahal is a powerful and famous building worldwide and according to Let’s Go, The Taj Mahal is “Featured on signs of a million and one restaurants, T-shirts, and biscuit tins…” (176) The Taj Mahal is famous because of the builder, Shah Jahan’s, sad love story and the “unique beauty” (Bradnock & Bradnock 243) of the architecture. Built with white marble and different stones from across Central Asia, engraved with different floral designs and Arabic calligraphy, makes the Taj Mahal a must see structure. (Let’s Go 176) The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who hired “some 20 000 craftsmen and labourers.” (Dunlop 122) Some sources claim Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the main architect of the Taj Mahal, however there is no clear evidence. In the Islamic world, during that time period, the person behind the idea was known as the designer/artist of the buildings. The Taj Mahal took 15 years to build and was completed in 1647. It is located in Agra, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India. (Let’s Go 176) The Taj…

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  • The Importance Of The Taj Mahal

    Located at the bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India is the Taj Mahal which is considered to be one of the greatest, most attractive monuments and is mentioned to be the 7th wonders of the world, it attracts over 3 million visitors every year from all over the world. The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal whom he loved dearly. The emperor wanted intended for this Taj Mahal to be one of the most beautiful…

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  • Analysis Of Knowing History And Knowing Who We Are By David Mccullough

    example, McCullough discusses the Panama Canal’s present-day significance. The canal was finished earlier and cost less than expected, and “is still running today exactly the same as it was in 1914 when it opened” (McCullough). In addition, the workers did not understand the chemistry of concrete, but they still built the canal better than people could do it today. The canal is a perfect example of engineering at its best: creations that work with nature. The creation of the Taj Mahal is another…

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  • Life Changing Experience

    The first mentions of the words ‘Taj Mahal’ caused images of pure white marble against clear blue skies to spring to my mind. After a quick Google search of the building, I anticipated expected my trip to act as an eye opener portraying the beauty of the Taj Mahal as representative of the true love of Shah Jahan towards his wife Mumtaz. When I arrived, I was sorely mistaken. I was surrounded by clouds accompanying a light drizzle of rain, hundreds of people packed together, and street children…

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  • Essay On The Pyramids Of Tikal

    Post du Gard contains semicircular construction with three tiers of arches. The arches are supported by the stone below them. With these characteristics, the Pont du Gard can be classified by a round arch vault construction technique. Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal, also called the crown of palaces, is a mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The initial purpose of the Taj Mahal was a burial tomb for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Including part of her name for the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Safavid And Islamic Empires

    importance in the Empire, which helped create peace between the kingdoms . The greatest Emperor was known as Abu Akbar; he is considered one of the greatest rules of all time. Akbar believed all religions deserved respect and it was his duty to treat all of his people equally. With this idea of tolerance, Akbar ended a tax placed on non-Muslims, deeming it discriminatory. He was a very intellectual man and encouraged discussion and debates with people from all over the Islamic world. In the…

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  • The Baroque Style Of Architecture

    Throughout the architectures history, these architecture have different designs and styles that depicts power and propaganda. This essay will cover three different architecture from different time period such as Baroque, Southeast Asian, and Japan. Comparing these architectures help us know the reason behind these buildings, their influences, their symbolism. The Baroque period of architecture began in late sixteenth century Italy, took the Roman terms of Renaissance architecture and used it in…

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  • From Sea To Sea What Is There To See Essay

    First of all the Egyptian pyramids, to witness how big they actually are and then realize they were built approximately 4,000 years ago is insane. Second is the Taj Mahal, one of the worlds most popular tourist attractions. It was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. The strategies that were followed to build this massive monument set itself apart from any other at the time. The symbolism carved in the walls tell stories about the Empire and the Jahan life. Traveling to see new…

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  • Why India Is An Underdeveloped Country

    color, the whole neighbors is cover with differnt kind of colors. Last is Independence day. Indian celebrate Independence day on August 15 every years. Sepoy Mutiny in Meerut began Independence movement in 1857. Later in life, Gandhi took over Independence movement in the 2th century with National congress and other political Organization. For Indian people, Independence day is the day to give thanks to the people who fought for freedom of the people. Taj Mahal is one of the most famous…

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  • PESTLE Analysis: Pestle Analysis Of A Soap Industry

    • 7000 stockists and direct coverage in over 1 million retail outlets across India • RS NET : An IT powered system has been implemented to supply stocks to redistribution stockists on a continuous replenishment basis PROMOTION INNOVATIVE PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS FOR LIPTON • As the modern consumers are more fitness centric this company introduced new flavours like camomile , hibiscus and green tea • Lipton yellow label tea announced the entry of its jigsaw puzzle for being the “world’s largest…

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