Windows: Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (1903)
Miss Bombaywalla would like to butter up those constituents bitter about the last post on Mr Tata & the Taj with a better story on Mr Tata’s motives:
Historians Sharada Dwivedi and Charles Allen explain that Jamsetji Tata envisioned the Taj as an enterprise that would boost the morale and landscape of Bombay which was still recovering from a devastating bubonic plague (1896-1900).
The Taj was a symbol of the restored health and confidence of Bombay as a whole. An indigenous enterprise, the newest marker on the city skyline, the Taj welcomed advancing ships and their passengers to its gates as much as it did to the restored city.