HISTORY MEME : (3/9) Kings/Queens - Mumtaz Mahal
Arjumand Banu (6 April 1593 – 17 June 1631) widely known as Mumtaz Mahal was a Mughal Empress and chief consort of emperor Shah Jahan. So enthralling was her beauty that Shah Jahan (then Prince Khurram) fell in love with her at the first sight. Even during her lifetime, poets would extol her beauty, grace and compassion. She had a very deep and loving marriage with Shah Jahan. Although one of his three wives, she was his favourite. He even bestowed her with the name ‘Mumtaz Mahal’ meaning “Jewel of the Palace”, and the highest honor of the land - the royal seal, Mehr Uzaz. She was his trusted companion, travelling with him all over the Mughal Empire. He was so taken with her, that he showed little interest in exercising his polygamous rights with his other wives. She mothered fourteen children including Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan’s successor.The Taj Mahal in Agra was constructed by her husband as her final resting place. (+)
Iconic historical stage designs for The Queen of the Night sequence from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” - the first image by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1815, the second by Simon Quaglio in 1818 (x)
your childhood home is just powder-white bones
and you’ll never find your way back
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Camodad has updated with a comic starring Bendytoots.
A pretty dang epic Benedict Cumberbatch dream comic.
actually shrieking with laughter
all other dream comics can go home
Allison Argent being a little badass motherfucker
#for serious i feel like when alison found out she was a clone#she had that reaction that parents sometimes have their kids come out#where she just pretends it never happened and keeps going about her life all ‘la di da I’M FINE’#and the others are gawking at her uncomfortably and cosima keeps trying to talk her down with science#and beth is just getting a migraine#and alison keeps wiping those counters down and packing lunches for the next day while humming a bette midler song really really loudly#’fuck y’all and your ugly faces i cannot deal with this today I AM HOSTING BOOK CLUB’
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.