One of the most well-known buildings in India is the Taj Mahal in Agra, which was commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shahabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan, more commonly known as Shah Jahan. This building, which houses the tomb of the emperor’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is so famous that one may say that it has overshadowed its builder.
Although Shah Jahan is often associated only with the Taj Mahal, he achieved other accomplishments that are worth mentioning. After all, this is the man that some have considered as one of the most powerful Mughal emperors.
Portraits of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and his favorite wife – empress Mumtaz Mahal. (CC BY SA 3.0)