Analysis Of The Taj Mahal

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Introduction “The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.” These were the very words used by Rabindranath Tagore to capture the immense beauty and majesty of one of the creations of the Mughal Empire- the Taj Mahal. The Mughals played an extensive role in influencing the culture and architecture of the Indian subcontinent. Structures such as forts, tombs and palaces have shown the architectural prowess of the Mughal Empire. Such adroitness was however not only displayed in the areas of design and construction but also in battle strategy and artillery development. A proof for the same was that they had initially entered India from Afghanistan with a small army and had managed to conquer and establish a powerful and wealthy empire within a short span of only twenty years. Their dexterity in the domain of weaponry and artillery made them a threat not only to the kingdoms in the vicinity but also to the Indian Subcontinent as a whole. The Mughal Empire did not however only prove to be masters of combat but also engineers of development and progress. Trade relations with foreign countries, advanced water supply systems, well-organised city planning, public healthcare and medical facilities that was present during that time is proof for the same. The documentary that I have chosen to review for this Film/Documentary Review Project is- Warrior Empire- The Mughals. This documentary exhibits how the craving for power that

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