The Taj Mahal admired

around the world as a near perfect architectural genius has a dark side. First of all the Taj is not a

product of Indian or Hindu architecture. It is a tomb built for an occupying tyrant’s deceased wife. Its

construction cost the lives of legions of enslaved Hindu Indians. The ruler was Shah Jahan who was

responsible for the mass murder of thousands of Hindus and Sikhs. Shah Jahan whose name means

World King was a member of the Muslim dynasty of Mughal which occupied much of the Indian Sub-

Continent for centuries.