Visions of Paradise: The Taj Mahal*

  • 1997 ----- color ----- 23 min ----- vhs///
  • (Purva Uttara: Past Forward series, Part 7) (Directed and narrated by Zafar Hai) For some, the Taj Mahal is a symbol of great married love, for others it represents India?s golden past, but universally it is a image of excellence and perfection. The Taj was constructed in the 17th Century by Shah Jehah, a monarch of the Mogul House, the most renown of all Islamic dynasties in India, as a mausoleum for his beloved wife. (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, History: Asian, Religions: Eastern, Religions: Islamic, South Asian Studies)