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" MahaL a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, which, for the richness of the material, the chasteness of the design, and the effect... "
The Oriental Biographical Dictionary - Page 53
de Thomas William Beale - 1881 - 291 pages
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The History of India, Volume 2

Mountstuart Elphinstone - 1841 - 750 pages
...VOL. II. FF BOOK there is none that bears any comparison with the ' Taj Mahal at Agra, a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, which, for...surpassed by any other edifice, either in Europe or Asia. * * Taj Mahal is a corruption of Mumtaz Mahal, the name of Sh£h Jehan's queen, whose sepulchre it...
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The History of India, for Use in Schools: Compiled from the Works of ...

John Garrett - 1865 - 366 pages
...any comparison with the Taj Mahal at Agra, a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, winch, for the richness of the material, the chasteness of...surpassed by any other edifice, either in Europe or Asia. All these vast undertakings were managed with so much economy that, after defraying the expenses of...
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The History of India: The Hindú and Mahometan Periods, Partie 20

Mountstuart Elphinstone - 1866 - 866 pages
...Jehan, there is none The Tftj that bears any comparison with the Taj Mahal at Agra — MahaL a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, which, for...surpassed by any other edifice, either in Europe or Asia.19 te Taj Mahal is a corruption of Mumtaz stone (not well understood), with chalo*Mahal, the name...
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The History of India: The Hindú and Mahometan Periods

Mountstuart Elphinstone - 1866 - 1152 pages
...mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaic?. which, for the richness of the material, the chastenesa of the design, and the effect, at once brilliant and...surpassed by any other edifice, either in Europe or Asia.19 " Taj Mahal is ft corruption of Mumtaz stone (not well understood), with ckik»Mahal, the name...
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India and Her Neighbours

William Patrick Andrew - 1878 - 488 pages
...mosaics, is unsurpassed, as Elphinstone rightly observes, by any other building in Europe or Asia, " for the richness of the material, the chasteness of...design and the effect at once brilliant and solemn." Even in Florence its mosaics in pietra dura are unequalled. Its stately grace and perfect symmetry...
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India and Her Neighbours

Sir William Patrick Andrew - 1878 - 316 pages
...mosaics, is unsurpassed, as Elphinstone rightly observes, by any other building in Europe or Asia, "for the richness of the material, the chasteness of the design, and the eflec^ at once brilliant and solenjn." Even in Florence its mosaics in pietra dura are unequalled....
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Mani-málá, or a treatise on gems, Partie 2

Sourindro Mohun Tagore - 1881 - 610 pages
...tomb it forms. It is situated at Agra in the North- Western Provinces of India, and is " a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, which, for...surpassed by any other edifice, either in Europe or Asia." The building on the outside is of white marble with a high cupola and four minarets. A lofty hall,...
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History of India Under Queen Victoria from 1836 to 1880, Volume 1

Lionel James Trotter - 1886 - 526 pages
...gracefully-flowing mosaics, is unsurpassed, says Blpbinstone, by any other building in Europe or Asia, ' ' for the richness of the material, the chasteness of the design, and the effect at once biilliant and solemn." In the middle of a lofty hall nnder the dome is the tomb, surrounded by an open...
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The History of India: The Hindú and Mahometan Periods

Mountstuart Elphinstone - 1889 - 836 pages
...Jchan, there is none The TAJ that bears any comparison with the Taj Mahal at Agra— Mahal- a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, which, for...material, the chasteness of the •design, and the efiect, at once brilliant and solemn, is not surpassed by any other edifice, either in Europe or Asia.19...
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