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In the Shadow of the Taj: A Portrait of Agra

By: Royina Grewal

Price: $7.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021130

ISBN: 014302656

Condition: New


Agra has more than mere mention in the Hindu scriptures. And the city’s position of strategic importance astride important trade routes historically attracted empire-builders ranging from the Lodhis and the Mughals to the British. Now, says Royina Grewal, Agra has fallen prey to a lassitude that has caused large swathes of the once magnificent capital of emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan to succumb to decay and haphazard development. Delving into myth and history, drawing deep conclusions from her lengthy conversations with varied citizens of multi-cultural Agra, Grewal weaves grand ... View more info