A petition has been lodged in the Allahabad High Court, where an appeal has been lodged for the opening of 22 closed rooms in the world heritage Taj Mahal. With this, the age-old controversy over the Taj Mahal or “Teju Mahalaya” surfaced again. The story is famous in history that the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had built the Taj Mahal in memory of Begum Mumtaz, but after the 1989 book The Taj Mahal, The True Story: A Tale of a Temple Vandalized, a new round of discussions began and went on. It was claimed that the Taj Mahal is actually Teju Mahalaya. The author of this book was Purushottam Nagesh Oak, who was previously a lieutenant in Azad Hind Fauj for Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Now let’s get to know them in detail…
PN Oak is said to be known for rewriting his Hindu ideological history. He wrote books not only on the Taj Mahal but on Fatehpur Sikri and many other subjects. The special thing is that the book he wrote about the Taj Mahal during that period was banned by the Congress government. In this book, he presented many archaeological and literary evidence to prove his point.
It is also said of Professor Oak, who was also a journalist and historian, that research into history has dented his image as a freedom fighter. In a previous interview, Oak said, “I was with Netaji. I was a lieutenant in the Iraqi National Army. I was the personal secretary and ADC of Major General J.K. Bonsell, number two of my net worth. I was in Singapore, Malay, Burma with General Bosley.”
What is the latest case
A petition has been submitted to the Allahabad High Court on behalf of BJP leader Rajneesh Singh. He demanded the formation of a fact-finding commission and a report on behalf of the Archaeological Survey of India. It was said in the petition that Hindu deities are locked behind closed doors. The BJP MP, Zia Kumari, also claimed that the land on which the Taj Mahal is built belongs to the royal family of Jaipur.