It's been four years since the mausoleum began being built for her mother, and Jahanara is psyched about the progress.
Sure, tons of dudes have died during construction, but, like, not as many as could have.
Jahanara's father is visiting to inspect the progress, and while he's there, he reveals the mausoleum's name: Taj Mahal. Taj was his nickname for his wife when they were in private, an evolution from her full endearment, Mumtaz Mahal.
Jahanara tries to be all sly and asks her father what he would have done if he couldn't have married her mother. It's a ruse that's about as opaque as Saran Wrap.
Jahanara's dad, seeing right through it, basically gives her his blessing to pursue her affair with Isa, but he warns her that it needs to be kept a well-guarded secret.
In response, Jahanara acts like an idiot and starts giving Isa the cold shoulder out of frustration. Sigh.
After a few weeks, Jahanara's father asks her to settle a dispute between some nobles who live out of town. Jahanara travels out there, but surprise—good old dad tricked her and arranged for Isa to meet her for a tryst at an inn by the Ganges river.
Isa and Jahanara spend three days being sappy as all get out and making love every chance they get.
When the three days they've been allotted come to an end, Jahanara is angry and frustrated that she and Isa can't be together at home.
Isa is optimistic that they'll find a way to be together. Somehow.