Taj Mahal

India, 1959

Film
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A study of the Taj Mahal in Agra. An impression of the interior and exterior of the old mausoleum, and the surrounding gardens; story of Shar Jahan and the erection of Taj Mahal to the memory of his wife; the blending of Saracenic and Hindu styles in the architecture; the inlay work in some precious stones, marble bas-reliefs and the lace-like marble screens around the tombs.

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Credits

production company

Documentary Films of India

producer

Ezra Mir

director

Mushir Ahmad

Duration

00:13:33:00

Production places
India
Production dates
1959

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010538

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - India

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

History → Historic buildings

Places → Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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