All these rooms are built along the high wall which in the time of Shah Jahan and his many lady loves was washed by the Jumna.
The Empire had been won, and Shah Jahan could indulge in luxury and ease.
One flooring a building with $20 gold pieces in Shah Jahan's day evidently would be looked upon as a cheap imitator.
From then onwards Mughal painting, as it developed under the emperor Shah Jahan, concentrated on more courtly themes.
Shah Jahan's cenotaph lies unenclosed at the left, showing that it was not included in the original plan.
Sad indeed was the fate of the builder, Shah Jahan, who ruled from 1620 to 1658 and who was then deposed by his son, Aurangzeb.
Shah Jahan ruled from 1628 to 1658, and had been on the throne only two years when death took from him his adored Arjamand.
Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb extracted a larger land revenue than the British do.
Tavernier states that it was the famous stone given to Shah Jahan by the emir Jumla.
A Mogul ruler who did things was Shah Jahan, and he came of a race not content with ordinary achievements.