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In the nineteenth century the Taj Mahal loomed large, like a poetic myth, at the very heart of the romantic imagination. The story of the inconsolable monarch who had enshrined his wifes mortal remains in the most beautiful mausoleum in the world, was in keeping with an epoch marked with the seal of romanticism and often tending to hyper sensibility and an excess of imagination.


In the nineteenth century the Taj Mahal loomed large, like a poetic myth, at the very heart of the romantic imagination. The story of the inconsolable monarch who had enshrined his wifes mortal remains in the most beautiful mausoleum in the world, was in keeping with an epoch marked with the seal of romanticism and often tending to hyper sensibility and an excess of imagination.