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Shah Jehan’s monument to his favorite third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is widely acknowledged as an architectural, artistic, and cultural juggernaut. Their eternal love was forever memorialized by grieving Jehan after her death in childbirth. Thank god her first love wasn’t eternal, or we would never have had such a beautiful building. That’s right — Mumtaz Mahal was married before. The Shah fell in love with her, and demanded her husband give her to him. He refused to divorce Mumtaz, so Shah Jehan murdered him. He quickly married the grieving widow, and they lived happily ever after. With his other wives. And concubines. Isn’t it such a beautiful love story?

Shah Jehan’s monument to his favorite third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is widely acknowledged as an architectural, artistic, and cultural juggernaut. Their eternal love was forever memorialized by grieving Jehan after her death in childbirth. Thank god her first love wasn’t eternal, or we would never have had such a beautiful building. That’s right — Mumtaz Mahal was married before. The Shah fell in love with her, and demanded her husband give her to him. He refused to divorce Mumtaz, so Shah Jehan murdered him. He quickly married the grieving widow, and they lived happily ever after. With his other wives. And concubines. Isn’t it such a beautiful love story?

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    One of my favorite love stories!
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    Yeah… love stories… sometimes a bit uglier at closer look.
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