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by Timeri N. Murari

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  • ISBN 0450060918
  • ISBN13 978-0450060915
  • Language English
  • Author Timeri N. Murari
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; First Edition edition (March 1, 1985)
  • Pages 322
  • Formats mobi rtf doc mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1315 kb
  • Size Fb2 1637 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 674

When his queen Arjumand Banu-Mumtaz-i-Mahal-the Chosen One of the Palace-died, Shah Jahan wanted to build a monument that was the image of his perfect love for her. For twenty-two years, twenty thousand men laboured day and night to fulfill the emperor's obsession. The result was the Taj Mahal, a marble mausoleum lined with gold, silver and precious jewels. This powerful novel narrates the story of the Taj on two parallel levels. The first one tells the passionate love story of Shah Jahan and Arjumand. The second recounts the later years of Shah Jahan's reign, the building of the Taj Mahal and the bloody pursuit of the fabulous Peacock throne by his sons. Intertwined in the building is the story of Murthi, the Hindu master craftsman sent as a gift to the emperor to carve the famous marble jail around Arjumand's sarcophagus. Murari has skilfully recreated the period against which the story is set, the sensual opulence of the palace, the grinding poverty of seventeenth century India, the vicissitudes of Shah Jahan's reign and the historical background of the conflict between men of different faiths.

Timeri Murari is an award winning writer, filmmaker, and playwright, who began his career as journalist on the Kingston Whig Standard in Ontario, Canada

Timeri Murari is an award winning writer, filmmaker, and playwright, who began his career as journalist on the Kingston Whig Standard in Ontario, Canada. He writes for the Guardian, Sunday Times, and other magazines and newspapers internationally.

Timeri N. Murari is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and playwright. Time magazine chose his film, The Square Circle, as one of its top ten films of 1997. His latest novel, The Taliban Cricket Club, is also published by Aleph Book Company. Murari lives with his wife in his ancestral home in Chennai.

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Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist who works for the Kabul Daily in Afghanistan. She takes care of her ill, widowed mother and her younger brother, Jahan. But then Rukhsana is summoned to appear at the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, and their quiet and tenuous way of life is shattered. There, the malevolent minister, Zorak Wahidi, announces that the Taliban has found a new way to pursue the diplomatic respect it has long been denied: cricket.

Timeri Murari is an Indian novelist, journalist, playwright and screenwriter. He is the author of fourteen published novels, including best-sellers The Taliban Cricket Club (2012) and Taj (2007), and has written extensively for Indian and international newspapers including The Guardian. He has also written the screenplay of the award-winning Hindi movie Daayraa (1997), which was voted one of the ten best films of 1997 by Time magazine

One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline. The Taliban Cricket Club.

Author: Timeri N. Murari. Publisher: Aleph Book Company. I like historical books and adventures more than romance novels. Dimensions: 13 x 1. x . cm. ISBN: 9789382277347. This is a historical romance so a four is all I can give it. I do not know how accurate it is.

In the UK we moan about austerity and the breaching of our human rights

In the UK we moan about austerity and the breaching of our human rights. But we have no reason to complain compared to life in Afghanistan during the 1990s where freedom of speech, incorrect clothing or improper relationships could result in death. Many prisoners die of starvation or torture and the Talibs take them to hospitals and declare they died of an illness, so as to pass on the blame. Taj by Timeri N. And God is Cricket by Simon Hughes. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad.

Talk about Taj


Conjukus
Historical fiction/speculation. Probably quite accurate about the building of the Taj and probably the general history of the royalty. The personal story are obviously fictional but VERY enjoyably told and a compelling story.
Sadaron above the Gods
The four stars is based on how easy Taj is to read and how smoothly it is written. I like historical books and adventures more than romance novels. This is a historical romance so a four is all I can give it. I do not know how accurate it is. But the author makes the characters, the time sequences and their decisions believable. Personally I would like more adventure.
Jan
This era in the history of India is so interesting that I have read books by several authors about it this one was excellent
Yananoc
Great Book so far. I wish there was a glossary or better explanations of the Hindi and Muslim words used in the book but other than that the book is hard to put down. I love the story.
Ieslyaenn
This is a beautifully written book, which is a wonderful love story, but also gives a great deal of historical understanding about the Mughals and the construction of the Taj Mahal.

If you like historical fiction, this book is for you!
Giamah
Amazing read. Very gripping and well written. Brought tears to my eyes.
Laitchai
An excellent book if you care for
history and love story interwind together.
You will be thinking about how it was like
to be an emperor and a prince with all the
glory and big families and really in true love.
A story of unimaginable power and suffering and how the two interrelate, Taj is a novel that is both serious and compelling. Unknown to many in the West, the Mughal Emperors of India ruled a vast kingdom and enjoyed unlimited power within their lands. To make their reign the setting for a book is a challenge; the reader must be transported into a very different time and place, and yet made to identify with the characters. The book succeeds on both counts. The characters are well developed and unique, while the details of their lives unfold in all of their exotic difference. Throughout, the question is asked 'what is the limit of power?' The answer resounds darkly: death. The terse Mughal proverb Taktya Takhta 'Throne or Coffin' is repeated along the bloody journey of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who commissioned the Taj Mahal, to the throne and beyond. Along with the historically accurate account of the political struggles of the time, a fictionalized yet plausible love story unfolds between Shah Jahan and his wife Arjumand Banu, a love that culminates in one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal. The story is fictional because so little is known of the woman for whom the Taj Mahal was built. A few passages from old manuscripts and a giant mausoleum are all that remain of her, yet Timeri Murari does a beautiful job reading the architecture itself and the few written clues available in order to construct a moving tale of love and power.