Bibi Ka Maqbara (Aurangabad, India) Reviews
Description:Located in Aurangabad, India. This monument was built by Aurangzeb, son of the builder of the Taj Mahal
Newest Review: ... for whom Shah Jahan so famously built the Taj Mahal. Aurangzeb always gets my vote for number one bad guy and humourless nasty man by dint of both locking up his father for building the Taj Mahal (and spending all the family money in the process) and for taking over from his father as the Mughal emperor by virtue of fighting off his elder brothers who, on paper at least, should have pipped ... more
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by - written on 25/07/11 (Very useful, 146 readings)
~A Rose by any Other Name~ It's a common and sometime annoying habit for people to refer to grand places by comparing them with even grander ones. Think of how many different cities have been lauded as 'the Venice of the North or Scotland or Belgium' and so on just by dint of having some canals. Sometimes the comparisons are obvious and would come to mind without prompting and sometimes they are a little more tenuous. Since India is filled with grand mausoleums dating to the time of the Mughal rulers, I consider that the shorthand used for the Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad which is much more commonly known by its nickname, The Taj of the Deccan, is sometimes ... Read the complete review
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