Monthly Archives: February 2014

A list of Perfumes of Emperor Akbar’s Era and their prices Book: ‘Ain-i-Akbari’ by Abul Fazl

‘Ambar i ashhab, 1 to 3 Muhurs, per tólah. Zabád (civet), ½ R. to 1 M., do. Musk, 1 to 4½ R., do. Lignum aloes, Hind. Agar, 2 R. to 1 M., per sér. Chúwah (Distilled wood of Aloes), 1/8 … Continue reading

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Dry Days for Moghuls

  It is likely that these cups would have been used to drink a mixture of wine and opium. 1. Babar, the founder of the dynasty, drank on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays but did not touch liquor on Mondays, … Continue reading

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Shah Jahan-The Moghul Emperor – Deceived by Fate

Shah Jahan Shah Jahan, the fourth Moghul Emperor-the son of Moghul Royals- Jahangir and Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani. He was only an emperor in name. The actual emperor was Aurangzeb, his son. Emperor Shah Jahan had been kept in house … Continue reading

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What did Ibn Battuta eat while in India?

Ibn Battuta (Born: February 25, 1304, Tangier, Morocco-Died: 1377, Morocco), was a Moroccan explorer of Berber descent. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla (lit. “Journey”). Over a period of thirty years, … Continue reading

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