The Taj Mahal: A monument to eternal love - Stephanie Honchell Smith
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To learn more about the history and architecture of the Taj Mahal complex, see the works of Ebba Koch and Laura Parodi. You can even take a virtual tour of the site on Google Earth. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Taj Mahal had a lasting impact on Mughal and Indian architecture, which art historian Chanchal Dadlani discusses in this podcast from Yale Press. In addition to architecture, the Mughals excelled at other forms of art, including painting, which is explored in James Farago’s article for The New York Times, “What a Tiny Masterpiece Reveals About Power and Beauty.”
Today, the future of the Taj Mahal is threatened by pollution and other factors, leading to questions about what can be done to save the world’s most famous monument to love. You can learn more about environmental threats and preservation efforts in this article from Smithsonian Magazine.
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