ISBN 9788172341220,Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal


Amina Okada


Prakash Books



Prakash Books

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788172341220

ISBN-10 8172341229

Hard Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

The Arts

Built between 1632 and 1643 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is unquestionably the most renowned mausoleum in the world. Now this legendary monument to love can be seen as no visitors to the site has ever viewed it. On the pages on this exquisitely illustrated volume, the Taj Mahal is revealed detail by detail. In their informative texts, authors Amina Okada and M.C Joshi provide historical and architectural analyses of the Taj Mahal. About Author : Amina Okada, curator of the Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet in Paris, is the author of numerous books and articles on Mughal and Rajput India. A specialist in ancient and post-medieval Indian paintaing, she lives in Paris. Dr M C Joshi is Director of the Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi. Contents : Introduction Illustrations Interior Of The Mausoleum Exterior Of The Mausoleum The Mosque And The Guest House Main Gate On The Lesser Known Aspects Of The Taj Mahal Map Of Agra Architectural Plan Of The Taj Mahal Architecture Of The Mughal Empire Glossary Quranic Passages Inscribed On The Taj Mahal Sura 67 Bibliography