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Vibhu Jindal Apr 19th, 2006 17:57

Interesting fact about Taj Mahal
 
I just read it at NDTV site here is the full article........after reading it i realized that havent it been for transportation problems Agra wouldnt have Taj Mahal at all.

Here is the link to article;
http://www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmor...place&id=87030

proxyindian Apr 19th, 2006 18:42

I've been bringing home all the library books about India. Almost all the kids books say that the Taj Mahal is a palace for a king. And almost everybody I've talked to thinks it is too.

Vibhu Jindal Apr 19th, 2006 19:02

huh.......Taj mahal - a residential palace..........i hope now that ur aware of what actually it is

SHIMLA Apr 19th, 2006 19:16

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huh.......Taj mahal - a residential palace..........i hope now that ur aware of what actually it is

It is a residential palace - for resting in peace, that is ! ;)

cyberhippie Apr 19th, 2006 19:19

It's a mausoleum, a burial place and monument to woman, who someone must have loved very deeply!!

I did have an argument with three Surinaam Indians who swore it was a Hindu temple though!!

I had to print something off the internet to persuade them otherwise!!

proxyindian Apr 19th, 2006 19:26

Yes, I know it's a tomb. I meant to point out that the books are wrong, and I wonder how they all get this wrong..... But now that I look back at my post I see that you couldn't see me rolling my eyes as I mentioned those books and didn't hear me muttering outloud that my friends are all ignorant, however dear, ignorant but not fools. That would be me. The guy who seems to have enough brains but who does all the fooling things... ;)

SHIMLA Apr 19th, 2006 19:30

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.. who someone must have loved very deeply!!

So deeply that that someone did not think twice before having the hands of the workmen chopped off, lest they create another like it ! What a sadist he must have been !

Paagla Dashu Apr 19th, 2006 19:56

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So deeply that that someone did not think twice before having the hands of the workmen chopped off, lest they create another like it ! What a sadist he must have been !

Cruel and sad, yes.

However, it was a rather common practice in India - there are quite a few architectural monuments with similar legends of brutality linked to their history - and it was practiced by rulers irrespective of creed, caste or religion.

Many places of worship have legends of human sacrifice to "facilitate" the construction process, linked to their history.

SHIMLA Apr 19th, 2006 20:10

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Originally Posted by Paagla Dashu
Cruel and sad, yes.

However, it was a rather common practice in India - there are quite a few architectural monuments with similar legends of brutality linked to their history - and it was practiced by rulers irrespective of creed, caste or religion.

Many places of worship have legends of human sacrifice to "facilitate" the construction process, linked to their history.

Yes, PD; I agree. A sadist has no cast, creed or religion.

PeakXV Apr 19th, 2006 20:11

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So deeply that that someone did not think twice before having the hands of the workmen chopped off, lest they create another like it ! What a sadist he must have been !

Well - what goes around comes around - seems to me that Shah Jahan's last days weren't very comfortable either.

SHIMLA Apr 19th, 2006 20:31

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Well - what goes around comes around - seems to me that Shah Jahan's last days weren't very comfortable either.

True. He was cruelly treated by his own son. At the same time, this is not to mean that the son's acts were justified.

PeakXV Apr 19th, 2006 21:07

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True. He was cruelly treated by his own son. At the same time, this is not to mean that the son's acts were justified.

Anything/anybody was fair game back in those days.[cry] [shock]

Bernier's Travels in the Mogul Empire is a must read for the gossip around in that time period. Bernier arrived himself to India in early 1659 - a very interesting time period in Mughal history. Some of his stories cum allegations are fairly ....[shock] [shock] [shock] .

Paagla Dashu Apr 19th, 2006 21:42

Not to defend the cruelty but it was not only the Mughals - all feudal powers were guilty of excesses spurred by the intoxicating effect of authority and absolute power.

iwanttogoback Apr 20th, 2006 20:25

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So deeply that that someone did not think twice before having the hands of the workmen chopped off, lest they create another like it
did not the architect also have his eyes gouged out so he could not design such another beautiful building?

bijapuri Apr 20th, 2006 20:35

hands cut off, blindings- the urban myths of their day. Not true, say most credible scolars.


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