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Taj: The Woman and the Wonder
Taj reveals the human, cultural and political influences that surrounded the creation of India's most famous icon. It's all there--the love story, wicked stepmother, court intrigue, harems, battles and tragedy. Taj provides the magic carpet that takes you to a faraway time and place and reveals the back story of the Taj Mahal.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 24th 2005 by Amundson Davis Pub.
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Beautiful story of the love between a prince and his princess through political turmoil and his ultimate taking of the crown from his father to become emperor and empress. The last 25% of the book is dedicated to his grief and loss which fueled his building of the Taj Mahal. Excellent story.