Shah Jahan

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Penguin Books India, 2009 - 332 من الصفحات
Khurram Shah Jahan, a title meaning King of the World , ruled the Mughal Empire from 1628 to 1659. His reign marked the cultural zenith of the Mughal dynasty: a period of multiculturalism, poetry, fine art and stupendous architecture. His legacy in stone embraces not only the Taj Mahal the tomb of his beloved second wife, Anjumand Mumtaz Mahal but fortresses, mosques, gardens, carvanserais and schools.

But Shah Jahan was also a ruthless political operator, who only achieved power by ordering the murder of two brothers and at least six other relatives, one of them the legitimately crowned Emperor Dawar Baksh. This is the story of an enlightened despot, a king who dispensed largesse

to favoured courtiers but ignored plague in the countryside. Fergus Nicholl has reconstructed this intriguing tale from contemporary biographies, edicts and correspondence. He has also traveled widely through India and Pakistan to follow in Shah Jahan's footsteps and put together an original portrait that challenges many established legends to bring the man and the emperor to life.
 

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I like this book a lot. This is a bit racy in the manner in which it has been written, but that does not detract from the drama of the story of the Emperor. I disagree with his assessment of Shah ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتويات

Prince of Good Fortune
1
Prince Khurram is weighed at Kabul July 1607
16
The Millennial Child
20
Gold coins showing the signs of the Zodiac
34
Salims Rebellion
36
Jahangirs New Order
48
Prince Khurram as a young man
50
In the Shadow of NurMahal
66
Worshipper in Shah Jahans mosque at Ajmer
177
The Illumined Tomb
181
The Taj Mahal Agra
195
Master of the Ornamented Throne
198
Map of Shahjahanabad
209
Like Father Like Sons
217
Shah Jahans three rebellious sons
227
Prisoner of the Royal Tower
231

GhiyathalDin ItimadalDaula
74
Soldier of the Empire
85
Surrender of the Maharana of Mewar
90
The Wolf
107
Lahore Picture Wall
111
Rebellion and Exile
126
Jagmandir Island on Udaipur Lake
130
1
131
9 Killing the Tiger King
147
Silver rupee minted in the name of King DawarBakhsh
149
Emperor Shah Jahan and Queen Mumtaz
161
Shah Jahan honours Muslim dignitaries at court
164
Top of Shah Jahans tomb Agra
242
Chronograms of the Mughal Empire
249
Inscriptions on the Taj Mahal
251
Chronology
254
Glossary
264
Notes
266
Bibliography
309
Index vi
315
viii
325
309
330
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حول المؤلف (2009)

Current affairs journalist for the BBC since 1988. His work has enabled him to travel widely throughout the Middle East and Africa, especially Sudan, where he previously worked as a teacher. "The Sword of the Prophet" was his first book.

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