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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mumtaz Mahal: The Chosen One of the Palace

Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal empress (died 17 June 1631)


A Mughal painting intended to depict
Mumtaz Mahal
Born Arjumand Banu Begum in 1593, the Persian princess became Mumtaz Mahal when she married the Mughul emperor Shah Jahan.

She died on 17 June 1631, giving birth to her fourteenth child. It took her husband twenty-two years to complete the Taj Mahal, designed and built in her memory and as her tomb.