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Glass artists blame Taj Mahal for impending end of their trade

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The ancient glass quarter in Firozabad never recovered after authorities blamed smoke drifting from its furnaces for yellowing the Taj Mahal's magnificent white marble.

Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh

HANUMAN Prasad Garg does not blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal.

The ancient glass quarter in Firozabad never

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