SHAH JAHAN

  • Book raises questions about Mumtaz Mahal's burial March 2, 2015

    Agra: Was Mumtaz Mahal's body mummified before her temporary burial in Burhanpur and later finally laid to rest at the Taj Mahal in Agra? This is the subject of a book "Taj Mahal ya Mummy Mahal?" written by Afsar Ahmad, released on Sunday by the registrar of Central Hindi...
  • A book which tries to reveal whether Taj Mahal is a 'mummy mahal' January 24, 2015

    Do you know that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan suppressed a bitter truth about the Taj Mahal? If the truth had been revealed when Taj Mahal was being built, it would have become almost impossible to construct the monument. Journalist-writer Afsar Ahmed in his book "Taj Mahal or Mummy Mahal" has disclosed...
  • Delhi: Chandni Chowk redevelopment plan cleared June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: After hanging fire for six years, the makeover plan for Delhi's Chandni Chowk will finally see the light of the day with the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure giving its nod to it, said officials. "The Shahajahanabad Redevelopment Plan was sent to Unified Traffic And Transportation Infrastructure and...
  • 'Shah Jahan had no right to spend crores on building Taj Mahal' January 28, 2013

    Lucknow: On a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his admiration for the Taj Mahal to foreign delegates at the Jaypee Palace hotel in Agra, his cabinet member and Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan spoke about razing the 17th century architectural wonder. The...
  • Shah Jahan's dagger auctioned for Rs 13.42 crore April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: A Khanjar (dagger) belonging to Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan has been auctioned by Londonbased fine arts auctioneers Bonham's for 1.7 million (Rs 13.42 crore). The dagger dates back to 16291630 and is perhaps one of the most complete documented pieces of the emperor's time. Bonhams Indian & Islamic Dept Kristina...
  • Shah Jahan's dagger to go under the hammer in UK March 29, 2008

    London: A gold encrusted dagger once owned by the Indian emperor who built the Taj Mahal could fetch $1 million when it goes on sale next month, experts said on Friday. The dagger, once part of Shah Jahan's collection, is dated in the years just after the Mughal Emperor came...
  • Brazil Redeemer statue in 7 wonder race February 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Brazil's most famous symbol, the Christ the Redeemer statue is now officially in the race for the coveted title of one of the Seven Wonders of the world. The 125foot statue that stands upon the Corcovado Mountain. The competition's international organisation committee, New7Wonders Foundation, made the declaration on...
  • Will Taj be in the new 7 wonders? December 5, 2006

    New Delhi: It's like proving your worth all over again. The Taj Mahal is an architectural wonder alright, but guess what, Shah Jahan's 17th century monument of love is now going to be inspected to be reanointed one of the new seven wonders. A team from the New 7 Wonders...