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Shah Jahan's Ruse • Tommy Peters • Xtranormal

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“Shame is like everything else. Live with it long enough and it becomes part of the furniture”. The quote by Salman Rushdie sums up this narrative about a piece of ideological fiction, a ruse if you will, playing right under our noses the past four centuries. Shah Jahan did not construct the Taj Mahal. The Mogul appropriated the Hindu Temple-Palace from a Rajput resident, renovated it to conceal its Vedic-inspired origins, and laid claim to constructing it. Period.

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