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Riddle Of <em>Samadhis</em>: Continuing Legend Of Prithviraj Chauhan's Daughter Bela Sidhi

Riddle Of Samadhis: Continuing Legend Of Prithviraj Chauhan's Daughter Bela Sidhi

Jan 18, 2020

Did the daughter of Prithviraj Chauhan commit 'sati' because her husband was killed in a battle at Panchkuian Road?

New Year Eve Of 1857: When Plunderers Ruled Delhi

New Year Eve Of 1857: When Plunderers Ruled Delhi

Dec 31, 2019

Sanctioned by the British Army, the Prize Agents, active since autumn of 1857, ransacked houses, havelis, palaces and other properties, pauperising the royalty of Delhi overnight.

How Akbar And Jehangir Celebrated Christmas

How Akbar And Jehangir Celebrated Christmas

Dec 23, 2019

Both the monarchs commemorated the festival and partook of the traditional dinner at the Agra Fort

Diwali or Jashan-e-Chiraghan During Mughal Reign

Diwali or Jashan-e-Chiraghan During Mughal Reign

Oct 28, 2019

Diwali was considered, even by the orthodox Muslims, a festival of natural joy of God’s creation.

When Delhi Had Three Red-Light Areas And Tommies Made Merry

When Delhi Had Three Red-Light Areas And Tommies Made Merry

Oct 03, 2019

In the mad rush of life in Delhi today, one cannot even think that red-light area existed on the Kashmere Gate-Red Fort stretch of the main road and that its occupants called out to the Tommies.

Mausiqi Manzil: Where Music Resides

Mausiqi Manzil: Where Music Resides

Sep 07, 2019

Mausiqi Manzil now is in a dilapidated condition, though students of music continue to be trained there, thanks to its director Ustad Iqbal Khan and his affectionate begum.

Bakrid Diary

Bakrid Diary

Aug 21, 2019

In this week's diary, historian RV Smith writes about the Bakrid festivities- tracing it back the Mughal era.

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