Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It was built in love with a woman after her death. Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a monument of love after the death of his queen Mumtaz Begum. This tomb. Shah Jahan himself is also buried.
This mausoleum was built on 42 acres of land by the river in Agra. The cost of building this mausoleum at that time was 32 million. And the treasury was empty by the time it was completed. Because at that time Shah Jahan had the best construction in the world. And in 2023 Its estimated cost was 35 billion. 20,000 laborers participated in its construction day and night. The Taj Mahal was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983. Every year 7 to 8 million people visit Agra for its tourism.
Mumtaz Mahal’s real name was Arjmand Bano. She was the daughter of a rich Persian prince, Abul Hasan. He was a very important person in the Mughal Empire. He held a high position. Arjmand Bano was the niece of Queen Nur Jahan. She was married to Shah Jahan on May 10, 1612 in Umar. She became Shah Jahan’s second wife and came to the palace.
Although there was love between Mumtaz and her husband, Mumtaz Mahal was also considered a powerful political figure. And the affairs of the state. I had complete authority. And gave all kinds of political advice to her husband. Mumtaz usually accompanied her husband on trips. She left this world giving birth to a child.
Shah Jahan was the most loved of all his wives and even years after her death Shah Jahan did not leave his memory.
The Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan built a masterpiece like the Taj Mahal in the memory of his most beloved wife. But as a result, the national treasury was empty. Some time before his death, Mumtaz Mahal wished Shah Jahan that after his death, his magnificent The tomb should be built. And after the death of Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan fulfilled his wish. And he gathered the best craftsmen from all over India to build the Taj Mahal.
The marble for the Taj Mahal was ordered from Rajasthan, where even today the world Shah Jahan bought all this marble and brought it to Agra with the help of a thousand elephants. The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632 and was completed in 1653.
The craftsmen who built the Taj Mahal First, the king awarded prizes and then ordered the hands of the artisans to be cut off. So that this artisan could not create such a masterpiece again. Today, the Taj Mahal is giving India billions of rupees in foreign exchange. Years later, Shah Jahan’s own son usurped the throne. Shah Jahan was imprisoned and died after eight years of solitary confinement. He was buried in the Taj Mahal with his wife Mumtaz Mahal. given.
India and Europe
On the one hand, the Muslim kings in India were busy building buildings of different styles. On the other hand, European countries were busy with new discoveries and inventions. On the one hand, Shah Jahan was busy building the Taj Mahal. On the other hand, medical colleges were built in Europe. Research on deadly diseases such as cancer had started. Although the research on diseases was still in its infancy, but Europe was advancing rapidly in this regard. would have been done and on the other hand scientific research was being expanded for the good of all humanity.
Although India was a golden bird for businessmen, there was a lack of modern research and knowledge. Although there were big names in medicine in India, they did not have the patronage of the government. It was done. And slowly the conditions of civil war will start to arise. Knowledge was limited to temples and madrasas. And people started to believe more in superstitions.
Buildings like Taj Mahal will be built at the expense of many people. But it did not benefit the person for whom it was built. It is definitely a means of earning foreign exchange for India. There was no real benefit to the people of that era. Except for the personal satisfaction of the king of time. How many people would have lived in poverty to build a building of love.
The hands of the artisans were cut off. Their lives ended. History. The monument of love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal speaks of the Taj Mahal. But for these artisans, the pages of history do not explain in this way.
If Shah Jahan had invested the same money in a medical institution instead of the Taj Mahal, many women would not have died during childbirth like Mumtaz Mahal.
And then the law of nature is that the power of the earth is in the destiny of those who prove themselves worthy of it.
Historical buildings like Taj Mahal are fantasy on the one hand. It is an amazing construction and maybe even a waste of money according to this era. With that much money, a whole chain of educational and medical institutions could be built in all India.
How many scientists, how many teachers. And how many doctors would come out of these institutes, and India would not only be a golden bird in trade, but also in these fields, it would shine in the sky of the world. Today, a Taj Mahal is giving billions of foreign exchange. But if these institutes were built, how many diamonds would there be? He would not only make the name of this region famous, but he would rule the whole world with his ability.