Author Subhadra Sen Gupta has captured in this book the magnificence and grandeur of one of the eight wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal.
The character of the city has been briefly discussed for its rich cultural heritage, landscape, climate, history and architecture. From Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India, to the reigns of his grandson, Akbar, and the two monarchs who followed, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, this book describes the zenith of Agra's splendour.
The exquisite photographs in this book capture the many moods of this fabulous mausoleum built in sumptuous marble. It truly is a book to treasure that pays a lyrical tribute to the greatest city of the Mughals.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Subhadra Sen Gupta likes to explore the various aspects of Indian history and culture through her fiction and travel writing. Her books try to capture the fascinating, vibrant and many-hued aspects of the people, places and history of India. She also enjoys writing historical fiction for children and scripting comic books.
Subhadra Sen Gupta has written over thirty books for children including mysteries, historical adventures, ghost stories and comic books. Subhadra Sen Gupta was born in Delhi and holds a masters degree in history.
She has been writing since college and has worked as a copywriter in many advertising agencies.
She specializes in historical fiction and non-fiction, travel writing, detectives and ghost stories as well as comic strips.
She has published over twenty-five books for children and adults, with Puffin, Rupa, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Pratham, India Book House and Ratna Sagar.
Three of her books - A Clown for Tenali Rama, Jodh Bai and Twelve OClock Ghost Stories (Scholastic)have won the White Raven Award at the Bologna Childrens Book Fair.