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Episode 6 - The Chosen One of the Palace

Episode 6 - The Chosen One of the Palace

Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan

In American culture, arranged marriages can leave a bad taste in your mouth. How could anything but a loveless marriage come out of the inability to choose. But, just like with any love story, some people just get lucky. Or, lucky for now. That was the case with Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. You’re probably familiar with the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum that stands in Agra, India. You may have even visited the wonder of the world. If you were lucky enough to walk through its magnificent garden and gaze up at the vast dome covered in marble you might have wondered, what would possess someone to make a monument of this grandeur? Love. What else? Sources:Preston, D. (2007). Taj Mahal: Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire. New York, NY: Walker Publishing Company.Taj Mahal Secrets and Mysteries [Video file]. (2015, October 27). Retrieved March 12, 2016, from B