Beneath a Marble Sky: A Novel of the Taj Mahal Themes

John Shors
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Love Conquers All

Love Conquers All is a traditional theme in which the protagonist goes through a series of emotional trials to find love and happiness at the end of the story. Love brings the main character through these trials, and love is the protagonist's reward. Love truly is the central theme of Beneath a Marble Sky. The singular relationship between Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his breathtaking wife, Arjumand, is the stuff of legend, which moves people to believe in the power of love even four hundred years after the event. It is this relationship that serves as an example for Jahanara as she moves from childhood into adulthood and, eventually, celebrates her own true love. The author of Beneath a Marble Sky uses the Taj Mahal, the international symbol of a man's devotion to one woman, as a backdrop to the events that teach Jahanara the power...

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