Mystic Lands (1996)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, World History, Religions & Belief Systems, Architecture & Design, Armchair Travel  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Alice Day

It is a love story that cuts across time and culture, the legend of Shah Jehan, whose love for his wife, Mumtaz, inspired the creation of what many consider to be the most beautiful building in the world, the Taj Mahal. The Shah brought craftsmen from all over the world to work on the building that would house the body of his wife. Emmy award-winning photographer Chip Duncan films the symmetrical structure, as scholars discuss the Islamic influences of the mausoleum. In addition, the tomb of Emperor Akbar is shown, and there is a visit to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.



ancient, India (subcontinent), legend [fable], mausoleum, mosque, spiritualism