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Behind the peacock throne.

Karl Eskelund

Behind the peacock throne.

by Karl Eskelund

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Published by A. Redman in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iran
    • Subjects:
    • Iran -- Social life and customs

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS266 .E7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination155 p.
      Number of Pages155
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5969014M
      LC Control Number65071356
      OCLC/WorldCa2131592

      The only known depiction of the Peacock Throne. Painting by Govardhan. It was commissioned in and completed around One point to note is that it was not called the peacock throne but was then called the Takht-i-murassa or the jeweled throne. The name peacock throne came into usage in 18th century probably. The Story Behind the Peacock Room's Princess. Dive into the history of India's longstanding love affair with the use of floral motifs in architecture in the new book Floral Patterns of India. Peacock Throne at King Ludwig II's Linderhof Castle, Bavaria, Germany. What others are saying.

      About this Item: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Hardcover. Condition: New. 5th or later edition. Epics of history are rare and The Peacock Throne is one of them. No royal lineage offers such a spectacle of high drama as the Mogul Dynasty of India which created the world`s most famous monument-the Taj Mahal. Peacock feathers, or mor pankh, are regarded as an auspicious symbol in Hinduism because of their association with the peacock, a beautiful bird which is also the national bird of India. You may have noticed that many people keep peacock feathers in their homes. It is believed that keeping peacock feathers at home brings good luck and prosperity into the house.

      Abraham Eraly is the author of four acclaimed volumes on premodern Indian historyThe Last Spring: The Lives and Times of the Great Mughals (later published in two volumes, as Emperors of the Peacock Throne and The Mughal World), Gem in the Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilisation, The First Spring: The Golden Age of India and The Age of Wrath: A History of the . I remember sitting in the lobby of the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, speaking to a dozen French journalists about my novel The Peacock Throne. I spoke of sodomy in the lanes behind Jama Masjid, Bangladeshi immigrants, the riots of , the Mandal commission : Shrestha Saha.


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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Behind the Peacock Throne by Minou Reeves (Hardback, ) at the best online prices at. As Tanveer Ahmed explained, the original Peacock Throne was built in Delhi for Shah Jahan.

It included numerous priceless jewels, including the infamous Kooh-e Noor. Notably, the artists who crafted the throne were of Iranian origin, as were man. The Peacock Throne was a wonder to behold — a gilded platform, canopied in silk and encrusted in precious jewels. Built in the 17th century for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who also commissioned the Taj Mahal, the throne served as yet another reminder of the extravagance of this mid-century ruler of : Kallie Szczepanski.

London: Alvin Redman. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in a Very Good Dust-Jacket,with just one remnant mark where sticker was placed to the upper price clipped and this copy has NO previous ownership inscriptions present.A clean copy inter.

Journalism and publications. His first book, My Chinese Wife (), describes his courtship of and marriage to Chi-Yun Fei, his lifetime companion. Eskelund depicts their lives during the Japanese invasion of China and behind the American lines in China during World War II.

His second book, My Danish Father, is an "as told to" biography of his father, Niels Eskelund. Peacock Throne, famous golden throne captured from India by the Persians in Thereafter lost, it (and its reproductions) remained the symbol of the Persian, or Iranian, monarchy.

The original throne, built for the Mughal emperor Shāh Jahān in the early 17th century, was reportedly one of the most splendorous thrones ever made.

It was ascended by silver steps and stood on. Most of the survivors got ashore, but in the long and arduous trek only a handful survived to tell the story of the riches in the ship, including the Mughal peacock throne. Recovery of such riches had been difficult and among various ideas, they even came up with a plan to bore a hole from under the wreck.

A Stirring Account Of One Of The World S Greatest EmpiresIn DecemberZahir-Ud-Din Babur, Descended From Chengiz Khan And Timur Lenk, Crossed The Indus River Into The Punjab With A Modest Army And Some Cannon. At Panipat, Five Months Later, He Fought The Most Important Battle Of His Life And Routed The Mammoth Army Of Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, The 4/5(1).

The Peacock Throne is a famous golden throne that was originally built for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the early 17th century. Shah Jahan didn't get it. Akbar, the third Mogul ruler, unified the country, but the focus here is on disintegration into civil war as the sons of Shah Jehan, fifth of his line and builder of.

The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the Mughal emperors of was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Red Fort. Epics of history are rare and The Peacock Throne is one of them. No royal lineage offers such a spectacle of high drama as the Mogul Dynasty of India which created the world`s most famous monument-the Taj Mahal.

Not since Greek tradedy has there been so stark a revelation of the excesses of human behavior: incest, fratricide sons revolting continuously against fathers and 4/5(2). Behind the Peacock Throne.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson. MLA Citation. Reeves, Minou. Behind the Peacock Throne / Minou Reeves Sidgwick & Jackson London Australian/Harvard Citation. Reeves, Minou.Behind the Peacock Throne / Minou Reeves Sidgwick & Jackson London.

Wikipedia Citation.About the Book A stirring account of one of the world's greatest empires. In DecemberZahir-ud-din Babur, descended from Chengiz khan and Timur Lenk, crossed the Indus river into the Punjab with a modest army and some cannon.

At Panipat, five months later, he routed the mammoth army of Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, the Afghan ruler of Hindustan. Behind him is his heir, and before him is a courtier performing the proskynesis, a ritual greeting in the Achaemenid court.

Depending on the inferior’s rank, he may be required to prostrate himself, kneel in front of, or blow a kiss before the king. An Achaemenid king (possibly Darius I) seated on his throne, relief from Persepolis, : Dhwty.