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Published on August 17, 2008

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Tajmahal review




… began in 1633 and 20,000 workers labored for 17 years to build it



… began in 1633 and 20,000 workers labored for 17 years to build it … made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work





It rises to 285 feet from the river level



The Islamic style of architecture is also referred to as the Indo-Islamic style of architecture.

The most skilled architects, inlay craftsmen, calligraphers, stone-carvers and masons came from all across Indian



… made at the cost of Rupees 50 Million when gold was sold at Rs.15 for11.66grams .

The 99 names of Allah adorn the top of Mumtaz's tomb, Mumtaz Mahal’s final resting-place was ornamented like a queen’s jewel-box.




Yemen sent agates, the corals came from Arabia, the garnets from Bundelkhand, onyx and amethyst from Persia



Its geometrical symmetry is unique


Amanat Khan Shirazi was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal, his name occurs at the end of an inscription on one of the gates of the Taj VIEW FROM MASJID

Used by natural colors, it glows in the moon light







The master mason was from Baghdab, an expert in building the double dome from Persia, and an inlay specialist from Delhi.

Taj Mahal which changes its colour and complexion accordingly.

… it is sited on the right bank of the river jamuna

Taj is always presented in a variety of tints and moods. Its shades are subtly reflected on the white marble surface

Some feel the Taj is best seen on a full moon night, others find it ethereal at dawn while some insist that it is sensuous at sunset.





By Your’s Anas Mohammed Basheer

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