back to the politics and intrigues of
17th-century Hindustan (northern India).
Emperor Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Mumtaz
Mahal, is dead (giving birth to their 14th
child) and he's determined to build the most
beautiful and magnificent mausoleum ever
seen to house the body of the woman he
called Taj. The story is told by Jahanara,
the favorite daughter of the Emperor and
Life was good when her mother was alive, but following her death the Emperor is grief stricken and barely able to rule. Meanwhile, his second son, Aurangzeb, starts to build his brutal power base in a clear attempt to oust Jahanara's older brother, Dara, from his role as heir presumptive; and ...
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