You guys, we’re doing our first episode covering a famous couple from history! The story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s marriage falls in the gray area between historical fact and romantic legend. By all accounts, they are one of the most celebrated royal couples of the 16th century, and their love resulted in the construction of one of the most recognizable structures in history: the Taj Mahal!

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Sources:

“Mumtaz Mahal.” Ohio River – New World Encyclopedia, New World Encyclopedia, 2018, www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mumtaz_Mahal.
“Mumtaz Mahal.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Jan. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumtaz_Mahal.
“Shah Jahan.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Jan. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Jahan.
“Taj Mahal Architecture.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, 2018, www.tajmahal.org.uk/architecture.html.
“Taj Mahal Facts.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, 2018, www.tajmahal.org.uk/taj-mahal-facts.html.
“Taj Mahal Facts for Kids.” Science Kids – Fun Science & Technology for Kids!, Science Kids, 2018, www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/tajmahal.html.
“Taj Mahal: Memorial to Love.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 2018, www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/main_tajfrm.html.
“Taj Mahal Story.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, www.tajmahal.org.uk/story.html.

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Sarah Duncan is a lean manufacturing coach for a pharmaceutical company. Her ADD combined with excessive creative energy have led to many outlandish pursuits and activities over the years, including 20+ years as a dancer and choreographer, a brief stint competing in sprint triathlons, and performing in the Raleigh musical theater scene. For years, Sarah has been fascinated with how romance and passion have frequently changed the course of history. Salacious History evolved out of Sarah’s love of history, pop culture, and podcasting.

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