Amma, Take me to the Taj Mahal
My take on the book:
Amma, Take me to the Taj Mahal is the new book in the ‘Amma, Take me to the’ series where Amma takes her two sons Shiv and Veer to a tour of Taj Mahal. The book has extremely beautiful illustrations by Priyankar Gupta that add to the story and narration, especially making it attractive for young kids. The author narrates about Taj Mahal through the character of Amma as a series of short stories and snippets to her sons, while taking a tour of the Taj Mahal and its surroundings.
The book starts with Amma giving a brief of the history of the Mughals, from the time they started ruling India, significance and highlights of the Mughal era, starting from Babur till Aurangzeb. The book then moves onto the lives of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, the creator of this monument and the reason behind it, respectively. The last part of the book describes the construction of Taj Mahal, the design and architectural genius behind it, the intricate details of every wall and ceiling in the complex.
The language is simple and apt for its target audience. This is the first book I read from this series, and I would highly recommend this book for kids as the author narrates all the details of this world-famous monument and its history in an interesting manner.