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Here's the big romantic clincher to the whole Taj story.

So old Shah Jahan is so heartbroken over the loss of his favorite wife he conceives of and orders constructed what guidebooks like to call 'the most beautiful monument to love ever made'. Then, shortly after its completion, his son Aurangzeb seizes power and imprisons him in the Agra Fort. The son's concession to the father is that he grants him rooms in the fort where even from his bed he can gaze upon the Taj and be comforted by his great love.

But don't bother to feel too sorry for this guy because he fought against his own father's armies and when his father died he became emporor by killing all the other potential heirs.
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