Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > In The Shadow of The Taj (A portrait of Agra)
Displaying 1244 of 4930         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
In The Shadow of The Taj (A portrait of Agra)
In The Shadow of The Taj (A portrait of Agra)
Description

About the Book

 

The Taj Mahal is synonymous with Agra. But, as Royina Grewal discovers in her wanderings, there is much more to the city. Its strategic location on important trade routes attracted empire-builders from the Lodhis to the Mughals and the British, each of whom left their mark. Now, however, Agra has fallen prey to apathy and neglect. Large parts of the city have succumbed to decay and haphazard development, and the Yamuna River has become a stream of sludge. Only the spirit and enterprise of the everyday inhabitants of the once- glorious city sustain it.

 

Juxtaposing the past with the present, delving into myth and history, and drawing upon her interactions with the city’s diverse population, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Agra, exploring its lanes and by-lanes and its attractions other than the Taj, even as she investigates the significance of the monument in the lives of the locals. As she helps us understand the reasons for Agra’s spectacular decline, she also shows us signs of hope, looking at ways in which the city can be restored to some of its former glory. This revised edition of In the Shadow of the Taj is not just an ode to the city’s past, but also offers deep and often surprising insights into its present, and its future.

 

About the Author

 

Royina Grewal has written Sacred Virgin, Travels along the Narmada, In Rajasthan: A Travelogue as well as The Book of Ganesha. Besides her books, her interest in history has been expressed through the six son-et-lumiere productions she has conceived, scripted and directed. Royina and her family divide their time between Delhi and an organic farm in Rajasthan.

 

Contents

 

Breath of a Rose

1

The Lion in Summer

27

Man and Angel

52

Christians, Kashmiris and Kothewalis

77

Magnitude in Miniature

102

That Nightingales May Not Weep

127

The Golden Mile

144

Teardrop on the Cheek of Time

171

Only for a Pitcher

202

Rule Britannia

221

The Moonlit Garden

237

Acknowledgements

269

 

Sample Pages

















In The Shadow of The Taj (A portrait of Agra)

Item Code:
NAG631
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2014
ISBN:
9788129129796
Language:
English
Size:
7.5 inch X 5 inch
Pages:
278
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 225 gms
Price:
$21.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
In The Shadow of The Taj (A portrait of Agra)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 1867 times since 27th Apr, 2016

About the Book

 

The Taj Mahal is synonymous with Agra. But, as Royina Grewal discovers in her wanderings, there is much more to the city. Its strategic location on important trade routes attracted empire-builders from the Lodhis to the Mughals and the British, each of whom left their mark. Now, however, Agra has fallen prey to apathy and neglect. Large parts of the city have succumbed to decay and haphazard development, and the Yamuna River has become a stream of sludge. Only the spirit and enterprise of the everyday inhabitants of the once- glorious city sustain it.

 

Juxtaposing the past with the present, delving into myth and history, and drawing upon her interactions with the city’s diverse population, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Agra, exploring its lanes and by-lanes and its attractions other than the Taj, even as she investigates the significance of the monument in the lives of the locals. As she helps us understand the reasons for Agra’s spectacular decline, she also shows us signs of hope, looking at ways in which the city can be restored to some of its former glory. This revised edition of In the Shadow of the Taj is not just an ode to the city’s past, but also offers deep and often surprising insights into its present, and its future.

 

About the Author

 

Royina Grewal has written Sacred Virgin, Travels along the Narmada, In Rajasthan: A Travelogue as well as The Book of Ganesha. Besides her books, her interest in history has been expressed through the six son-et-lumiere productions she has conceived, scripted and directed. Royina and her family divide their time between Delhi and an organic farm in Rajasthan.

 

Contents

 

Breath of a Rose

1

The Lion in Summer

27

Man and Angel

52

Christians, Kashmiris and Kothewalis

77

Magnitude in Miniature

102

That Nightingales May Not Weep

127

The Golden Mile

144

Teardrop on the Cheek of Time

171

Only for a Pitcher

202

Rule Britannia

221

The Moonlit Garden

237

Acknowledgements

269

 

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Akbar's Tomb, Sikandarah, Near Agra
by Edmund W. Smith
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Archaeological Survey of India
Item Code: NAL673
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Agra: Rambles and Recollections of Thomas Smith
by Shailaja Kathuria
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Chronicle Books
Item Code: IDJ947
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Delhi Agra and Jaipur (Chinese)
by Biraj Bose
Paperback (Edition: 1995)
Lustre Press
Item Code: NAK494
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (Spanish)
by Biras Bose
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Lustre Press Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ729
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (German)
by Biras Bose
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Lustre Press Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ899
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Agra: The City of Taj
by Swaran Khandpur
Paperback (Edition: 1998)
S. Chand and Company Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ912
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Taj Mahal and Agra
by Rupinder Khullar
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Frontline Books
Item Code: IDH545
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Agra The Architectural Heritage
by Lucy Peck
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Lotus Collection Roli Books
Item Code: IDK269
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Garden Birds of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
Item Code: IDK952
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
TAJ MAHAL AND MUGHAL AGRA
Item Code: IDG133
$31.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Delhi Agra and Jaipur
Item Code: IDD062
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Early Cultural Relations of India and Iran
by G.A. Qamar
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Dev Publishers and Distributors
Item Code: NAB903
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Glories of Ballu Chanpawat Rathore of Harsolaw-Marwar
by Prof. L.S. Rathore
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Book Treasure
Item Code: NAE551
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
Received package today, thank you! Love how everything was packed, I especially enjoyed the fabric covering! Thank you for all you do!
Frances, Austin, Texas
Hi, just got my order! Wow! Soooooo beautiful!!! I'm so happy! You rock, thank you!
Amy, Malibu, USA
Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India