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Friday, November 4, 2011

Demolition of Taj Mahal Myth

Demolition of Taj Mahal myth has been spreading since the rule of the British in India. It has often been said that the British Governor of India, Lord William Bentinck, had planned to demolish the Taj Mahal. Later on, the marble used in its construction was to be taken out and auctioned off. Legend of Taj Demolition further goes on to state that even the crew for the demolition was ready to perform its task.

Taj Mahal, Agra


However, the plan got abandoned midway, because Bentinck could not make the scheme financially viable. However, the biographer of Bentinck, John Rosselli, has said that this story was made up because Bentick organized for the selling of the discarded marble from Agra Fort. But, the question of "Did British plan to demolish the Taj Mahal" hasn't been answered in a satisfactory manner, till date. 

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