Mughal emperor of India (1628–1658) whose reign ushered in the golden age of Mughal art and architecture. He had the Taj Mahal built as a memorial to his favorite wife.
1592-1666; Mogul emperor of India (1628-58): builder of the Taj Mahal.
Shah-jahan Sentence Examples
The sultan Jahan Begum, succeeded on the death of her mother, Shah Jahan Begum, in June 1901, being the only female ruler in India.
It was sacked by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1017-18; about 150o Sultan Sikandar Lodi utterly destroyed all the Hindu shrines, temples and images; and in 1636 Shah Jahan appointed a governor expressly tQ " stamp out idolatry."
His father's express orders prevented Aurangzeb from following up this success, and, not long after, the sudden and alarming illness of Shah Jahan turned his thoughts in another direction.
Meanwhile Shah Jahan had recovered, and though Dara resigned the crown he had seized, the other brothers professed not to believe in their father's recovery, and still pressed on.
The circumstance of their alleged discovery and presentation to Shah Jahan in 1637 was of itself open to suspicion.