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Watch MRT lecturer Giles Tillotson in ‘The Other Side of the Taj Mahal’ on BBC 4’s Treasures of the Indus

posted on 07/02/17

Indian history and architecture expert Dr Giles Tillotson featured in the second episode of Sona Datta’s Treasures of the Indus, which is currently being repeated on BBC 4.

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.


By Miles Rowland, Digital Marketing Assistant


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