When Britishers Tried to Dismantle and SELL Taj Mahal in 1830

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Do you know that Under British Rule, Britishers Tried to Dismantle and SELL Taj Mahal in 1830 to raise a Fund for their Project ?

Taj Mahal in India has Paid for its Beautiful Architecture since its Inception, Many People tried to Loot it or Demolish it Till Now !!

Taj Mahal has been a Historical Figure to India, A perfect Example of Mughal Architecture.

Clothed with White Marble and ornamented with precious and semi precious stones, for long it has raised the jealousy bar in the hearts of the malice ones and has been an object of desire.

Since the British rule of India, Taj Mahal has encountered numerous threats.

Lavish carpets, jewels, silver doors, and tapestries with which the Taj once adorned, were looted by the British along with local people.

In 1830, it even faced demolition when a crew led by the governor of India Lord William Bentick was up and ready to begin the demolition work and auctioned off the marble, only to be stopped because he failed to make the scheme financially viable as no prospective buyers could be found.

By the Early 19th century, Taj Mahal had fallen badly into despair even Local has started using its Ground for Grazing and Cattles.

It was about the same time that British Viceroy Lord Curzon ordered a major restoration project that got completed in 1908.

The buildings were repaired, gardens were restored, and he even got the canals working again.

By the late 20th century better care was being taken of the Taj Mahal than what was being taken a few decades ago.

In 1942 Taj Mahal again came under the threat of direct attack by way of an air attack, this time from German Luftwaffe and later by Japanese Air Force. Government has used even a Bamboos to hide it from Sky.

Scaffolding’s were erected by the government on Taj Mahal to protect it from these attacks.

Later on, during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, these scaffolding’s were erected yet again and the monument was covered with Tarpaulin, to mislead the bomber pilots if they planned to attack the Taj Mahal.

Till Today this monument has been used as a Political Attack by Government and Opposition People, Many Hate speeches has been forwarded by Political People to woo voters of Opposite Religion.

Current UP Government in 2019 has even delisted Taj Mahal from UP tourism Brochure.

But despite all these Threats, Taj Mahal has been able to hold its own and shine as it was meant to be.

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