Rudyard Kipling described it as “the embodiment of all things pure”. Its creator said it “made the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes”.
Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for Mumtaz Mahal, his favourite wife, the architecture of the enormous white marble mausoleum is still universally admired.
It’s not just incredible design that gives the Taj Mahal such a lasting legacy. The love story behind its construction has been melting hearts around the world for hundreds of years.
But was the relationship between Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal fuelled by the same kind of “love” we talk about today?