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“Light is the left hand of darkness and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying together like lovers in kemmer,
like hands joined together, like the end and the way.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
While this may seem a strange quote to open with, it is surprisingly fitting for today’s topic.
The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai is one of the most elegant structures in history and arguably holds its own as one of the most attractive hotels in India even in the present day.
In the early 80s the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel & Tower was ranked the fifth best hotel in the world for two years running and upgrades made in the 90s ensured that the hotel kept up with the times.
It’s past, however, is nowhere near as beautiful as its façade.Continue reading “Haunting History: The Sordid Past of Mumbai’s Beloved Taj Hotel”