Synopsis by Alice Day
The grand opulence of the Moghul empire was dazzling, but frequently masked the many misdeeds and criminal acts of its rulers. In order to gain the throne, Shah Jahan resorted to murder. The popular image of Jahan is that of the sorrowful husband who built the Taj Mahal as a symbol of his enduring love for his wife Mumtaz. To become leader of the Moghul empire, he committed not one, but several murders. The Taj Mahal was constructed with no thought to expense, as Jahan hired the best artisans from all over the world to build what is still regarded as one of the most magnificent works of architecture.