Shah Jahan

OPEN TO OPINION

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Shah Jahan, Sangeet Som, Vinay Katiyar, Yogi Adityanath

Those demanding ban on namaz at Taj Mahal premises are fighting to divide Hindus and Muslims

Pitting Friday prayers at the precinct against Shiva worship is an attempt to fracture a shared heritage.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Man Singh, Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal

The real story of how Taj Mahal was built

When Mumtaz Mahal died, a decision was taken to bury her in Akbarabad as Agra was known at that time.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Mughals, Hindu Muslim unity, Red fort, Shah Jahan

In the Mughal era, Diwali stood for Hindu-Muslim solidarity

People, who had lived in the Red Fort before 1857, tell stories of how members of the two communities brought about an amalgamation of customs.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Mughals, Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: What we stand to lose

'There's a paradise of stone in Agra for all to witness.'

POLITICS

 |  It Could Happen to You  |  4-minute read
Shah Jahan, Supreme Court, Taj Mahal

Can Supreme Court give the final word on Taj Mahal?

With 20 years of litigations having proved nothing, the court should put a blanket ban on filing yet another futile case.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Shah Jahan, Agra, Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is as much a symbol of love as Mughal power

What remains a mystery, however, is what plans Shah Jahan had for his own burial.