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The Drama behind the Taj Mahal and the British Contributionto Indian History Oliver Everett Tuesday 02 October 2018

SPECIAL INTERST DAY

 

The Drama behind the Taj Mahal

And the British Contribution to Indian History

 

Lecturer:  OLIVER EVERETT

 

On Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

at

Old Alresford Place, SO24 9DH

 

Start time 10am for tea and coffee; Lunch at 1 o’clock; Finish at 3.30pm.

 

The first part of the Study Day is based on the Islamic manuscript The Padshahnama which is the unique official history of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who ruled India from 1628 to 1659. Shah Jahan is best remembered for the building of the Taj Mahal as a tomb for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

 

The second part traces the origins of The Taj Mahal’s design, its site in Agra, how it was built, the craftsmen, the interiors, and the surrounding buildings and gardens.

 Lunch

The third part is on the important British contributions to the study of Indian history, archaeology, languages, topography and architecture by such Britons as Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General, and Lord Curzon, the most prominent Viceroy, as well as civil servants, soldiers, judges, doctors, engineers, surveyors, and others who immersed themselves in the local culture and revealed a great deal about India’s amazing past.

 

 

Cost: £45.00 – cheque made payable to Alresford DFAS

Contact: Sandra Fletcher 01962 773751 or on the day phone 07711965426

Email: sandra@newalresford.plus.co