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The story of Black Taj Mahal

It is generally believed that Shah Jahan also had an intention to erect a black Taj Mahal, similar to the White Taj Mahal. He wanted it just opposite the present Taj Mahal on the other bank of the Yamuna. He himself wanted to be buried here…
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Adham Khan

Adham Khan was the son of Maham Anga. He served as a general in the court of Mughal Empire under Akbar.Adham Khan was sent by Akbar to conquer Malwa. Adham Khan successfully conquered Malwa by force but its ruler Baz Bahadur recovered it…
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Architecture of Taj Mahal

IntroductionThe architecture of Taj Mahal is one of the finest in this world. The white marble mausoleum looks amazingly beautiful during the full moon nights.On her death Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan invited many famous architects to…
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Brief History of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal was known as the tomb of Begum Mumtaz Mahal. Actually this was the title conferred on the first lady, which means “the exalted of the Palace” and whose actual name was Arjumand Banu Begum.Mumtaz Mahal died on June 17, 1631. The…
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Shah Alam II

IntroductionShah Alam II, also known as Ali Gauhar, was the son of Mughal Emperor Alamgir II. He was born on June 25, 1728. His mother was Nawab Zinat Mahal Sahiba.After the murder of his father, Ali Gauhar managed to escape became the…
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Alamgir II (Mughal Emperor)

Alamgir II, was the son of Mughal Emperor Jahandar Shah and grandson of Bahadur Shah I. He was born on June 6, 1699 and died on November 29, 1759. His original name was Aziz-ud-Din.Alamgir II reigned for a short period of five years from…
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FarrukhSiyar

FarrukhSiyar was the grandson of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah I. He succeeded to the throne after Jahandar Shah. He was born on 20th of August, 1685 and died in 1719. He had reigned for six years from 1713 to 1719.His reign was one long…
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Mughal Music during Akbar

Music during Mughal Rule of Akbar :  Like Babur, Akbar was devoted to music.  Akbar paid much attention to music and was the patron of all who practice this enchanting art.The Ain-i-Akbari, written by Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, suggests that…
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Rajput Policy of Mughals

Rajput Policy of the Mughals.Babur and Humayun had come into contact with the rulers of Amber and Mewar, and had fought with them, but had not been able to subjugate them completely. They could not realize the importance of an alliance…
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Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj

Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj was the younger son of Shivaji Raje Bhosale. He was born on February 24, 1670. After the death of his brother, Sambhaji Maharaj, he become the king of Maratha empire in 1689. He was just 19 years old at that…
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