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Ah Taj!


November 27, 2008
Why did the terrorists target the Taj, London's The Daily Telegraph newspaper asked on Thursday morning. Because, we say, it is a symbol for amazing grace, of a time that no longer exists.

The Taj has a heritage wing -- the part of the hotel that Sir Jamshetji N Tata built in 1903 -- and a new wing, which came up in the early 1970s under Indian Hotels Managing Director Ajit Kerkar's guidance.

It was the heritage wing, where some of the world's most famous and powerful people often stay, that came under cowardly terrorist fire on Wednesday night.

We take a brief tour of the old Taj, the heritage wing, and hope that it has largely remain unscathed in the current calamity.

Photographs: Kind Courtesy The Centenary Taj: 100 Years of Glory, published by The Taj Magazine

Also read: Video: Taj on fire

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