Shah Jahan

  1. Mogul emperor of India during whose reign the finest monuments of Mogul architecture were built (including the Taj Mahal at Agra) (1592-1666)
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  • The crowded, narrow lanes of the neighborhood surrounding the shrine are only a warm-up for a visit to Shahjahanabad, the walled city built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century and now usually called Old Delhi, though it is by no means the oldest part of the city. NYT > Travel
  • Seven years in the making, Emperor Shah Jahan thought as he ascended the three steps to the Peacock Throne and sank down on the main gaddi —a mattress thickly stuffed with cotton and upholstered in red velvet embroidered in gold zari and minute pearls. Shadow Princess
  • Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India.
  • Khusrû was treated with great kindness by his father, after he had been barbarously deprived of sight; [17] but when his brother, Shâh Jahân, was appointed to the government of Southern India, he pretended great solicitude about the comforts of his _poor blind brother_, which he thought would not be attended to at court, and took him with him to his government in the Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
  • Shah Jahan rose to grab the vessel from his begrimed hands. Shadow Princess
  • An unusual item at Christie's will be a rare imperial Mughal spinel necklace with three of the 11 polished beads inscribed with the name of Shah Jahangir, who ruled in India from 1605 to 1627. Jewelry's Crowning Glory
  • Even the emperor's throne, the bejeweled peacock throne of Shah Jahan, was packed on elephants and carried away to Persia.
  • She argues that under Shah Jahan, Mughal influence was extended to architecture as well and to this influence she relates the use of the baluster column in Mughal architecture.
  • But the Deccan was his responsibility; after sending him here eight years ago to overthrow Raja Jhujhar, Emperor Shah Jahan had officially given him the viceroyalty of the Deccan, and Aurangzeb had made Burhanpur his headquarters. Shadow Princess
  • The fact that Shah Jahan directly oversaw the art production of the Mughal atelier, put his artists under strict imperial control.
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