9781906598181

Shah Jahan : The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor

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    9781906598181

  • ISBN10:

    1906598185

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Shah Jahan was the ruler of the Mughal empire, his name translating literally from the Persian as ‘King of the World'. After ruthlessly suppressing his rivals, he went on to promote Mughal artistic and architectural achievements to the zenith of their creativity. He is responsible not only for the Taj Mahal - the tomb to his beloved wife Mumtaz - but also for the Pearl Mosque, the Red Fort, Jama Masid in Delhi, the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir and the priceless Peacock Throne.

Table of Contents

Maps and Illustrationsp. vi
Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Note on Transliteration and Calendarsp. xiv
Principal Charactersp. xvi
Prince of Good Fortunep. 1
The Millennial Childp. 20
Salim's Rebellionp. 36
Jahangir's New Orderp. 48
In the Shadow of Nur-Mahalp. 66
Shah Jahan: Soldier of the Empirep. 83
The Wolf Cubp. 107
Rebellion and Exilep. 126
Killing the Tiger Kingp. 145
Emperor Shah Jahan and Queen Mumtazp. 161
The Illumined Tombp. 181
Master of the Ornamented Thronep. 198
Like Father, Like Sonsp. 217
Prisoner of the Royal Towerp. 231
Chronograms of the Mughal Empirep. 249
Inscriptions on the Taj Mahalp. 251
Chronologyp. 254
Glossaryp. 264
Notesp. 266
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 324
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