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Beneath a marble sky : a novel of the Taj Mahal / John Shors.

By: Shors, John, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kingston, New York : McPherson & Company, 2013Edition: Second paperback edition.Description: 332 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0929701976; 9780929701974.Subject(s): Mumtaz Mahal, Empress, consort of Shahjahan, Emperor of India, -1631 -- Fiction | Shahjahan, Emperor of India, approximately 1592-1666 -- Fiction | Jahanara, Begum, 1614-1680 -- Fiction | Memorials -- Design and construction -- Fiction | India -- History -- 1526-1765 -- Fiction | Taj Mahal (Agra, India) -- FictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Love stories.DDC classification: 813 Summary: In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and power, there were murderous sibling rivalries and cruel despotism. In Beneath a Marble Sky, Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion. As a princess and a mother, a sister and a daughter, Jaharana faces impossible choices and discovers the real meaning of her regal birthright.
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Includes bibliographical references and reader's guide.

In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and power, there were murderous sibling rivalries and cruel despotism. In Beneath a Marble Sky, Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion. As a princess and a mother, a sister and a daughter, Jaharana faces impossible choices and discovers the real meaning of her regal birthright.

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