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Book review of Empress of the Taj: In Search of Mumtaz Mahal

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Partha Basu 

The problem with writing something new about historical personages, more than events, is always going to be to decide what really needs to be said anew; in other words what fresh insights could be presented to add value to what has gone before.

Needless to say, Timeri Murari does not lack for knowledge on his subject; some years ago, he wrote a well-received novel, Taj: A Story of Mughal India, and saw the need to pen a captivating prequel to the Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal story that culminated in the building of the iconic mausoleum. Having learnt quite a bit about the Mughals from ...

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First Published: Fri, July 05 2019. 02:00 IST
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