Art And Aesthetics Of Tajmahal

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Dr.Farha Deeba, Dr. Zareen Farooq


Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture. It has its place among the seven Wonders of the age.  A dream in marble,  A noble tribute to Indian womanhood, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. In Taj Mahal, fusion of Persian, Indian and Islamic art and architectural elements can be seen in excellent form. World’s best architects, Masson, workers and inlay workers approximately 20,000 in number, worked for twenty years regularly and finally, in 1653, it was ready for the public. Its architecture, garden, pitradura work, red sandstone buildings of MehmanKhana, mosque are eternal testament of the aesthetic and scientific accomplishment of Shahjahan’s golden age.  Taj Mahal was conceptualized not only as a mausoleum but also a dream of Mumtaz Mahal and Shahjahan which came true in the form of marble on the earth. It’s an evidence of the aesthetic sense and taste of Shahjahan.

In the present paper Researcher has tried to show not only the beauty of the Taj Mahal's architecture but also it’s aesthetic aspects. Historical background of  site, its gardens, fountains, elements, the cost of the precious stones used in the Taj Mahal are all detailed after thorough research. Views of great personalities about the intricacies of Mausoleum also find place in the paper.

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