para # 2-Taj mahal
United Arab Emirates
December 26, 2006 3:37am CST
again pls check if any changes?txs Architecture: “Epitome Of Love” was finest example of Mughal architecture, a fusion of Persian, Indian and Islamic. For twenty-two years, twenty thousand workers erected it with the help of skilled architects; inlay craftsmen, calligraphers, stone-carvers and masons. The magnificent mausoleum was constructed in 1631 and completed in 1653. Few renowned craftsmen are 1) Islamic master architect was Ustad Isa or Ustad Ahmad Lahauri of Baghdad. 2) Dome maker Ismail Afrindi of Turkey designed the hemispheres. 3) Qazim Khan of Lahore casted the gold finial of the dome top. 4) Chiranji Lal of Delhi designed the mosaic. 5) Amanat Khan of Shiraz (Persia) was the master calligrapher. 6) Amir Ali of Baluchistan was the expert stonecutter 7) Mohammed Hanif was the master mason.
27 Dec 06
hello people.indeed taj mahal is a magnificient monument.but very few of us know about a raging controversy about it.according a a researcher the taj mahal was a hindu temple which was forcefully converted in to resting plce of the emperor s wife.the researcher gave various points under debate such as the word mahal is hindu among several other s ..i will try and post a proper link her later.acc to the researher it originally was built by rajputs and was accquired by moghuls after the rajputs defeat.
27 Dec 06
Taj Mahal according to me:The Taj Mahal (Hindi: ??? ???; Persian/Urdu: ??? ???) is a monument located in Agra, India, at 27° 10'28.67"N, 78° 2'32.05"E, constructed between 1631 and 1654 by a workforce of 22,000. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned its construction as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, who is better known as Mumtaz. The Taj Mahal (sometimes called "the Taj") is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Indian and Islamic. The Taj Mahal has achieved special note because of the romance of its inspiration. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures.