posted on 07/02/17
In this episode, ‘The Other Side of the Taj Mahal’, Dr Tillotson accompanies Datta around the spectacular Fatehpur Sikri, a complex built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. He explains how the emperor encouraged a surprising tolerance for other religions, heretofore not seen in an Islamic court, and that the palace held regular debates from the leading philosophers of the time – in four interlocking rooms.
Dr Giles Tillotson leads Painted Palaces of Rajasthan (7–19 November 2017) – a tour which studies the architecture of forts and palaces in Jodhpur, Nagaur, Bikaner, the Shekhawati & Jaipur.
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