Monthly Archives: June 2014

Kuch Alfaz–Meri Kalam Se (1)

1. Aiy Hayate-Afreen, ahista ahista, tu aa hi gayee Guzishta waqt ke jakhmo par malham lagane Lekin….. Meri shakhsiyat mein na ab koi dard hai, na koi gila na shikwa Bas Sardgah mein aaraam ki neend hai, aour Qayamat ka … Continue reading

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Tomb of Shah Nawaz Khan-Son of Khan-e-Khana

  (Source: Minassian Collection of Persian, Mughal, and Indian Miniature Paintings)   Tales from Burhanpur (MP)….. Shah Nawaz Khan aka Iraj was the son of Khanzada Mirza Khan Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana also known as Rahim, who was one of Mughal … Continue reading

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Begum Shah Shuja-Bilqis Begum ka Maqbara-Burhanpur (MP)

Bilqis Begum was the queen of ill-fated Prince Shah Shuja, born on 23 June 1616, in Ajmer, was the second son of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and empress Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Shuja was also among the Sons of Shah … Continue reading

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Wandering in Ancient Ruins of Delhi (08 June 2014)

Jahaj Mahal, Hauzi Shamsi, Pavilion of Hauzi Shamsi, and Jharna….. all in Mehrauli…. Two weeks, including Saturdays of grueling work at Office, was a bit too much to bear and I was finally struck by “Wander lust to ancient monuments … Continue reading

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Gul-Ara-Shah Jahan

Gul-Ara-Shah Jahan? Does not sound right. But it is true. Mumtaj Begum was not the only beloved of Emperor Shah Jahan. When Shahzada Khurram aka Shah Jahan was the governor of Burhanpur area at the time of his Father Emperor … Continue reading

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Breezes that Blow from Sultan Garhi and Beyond

This is not a routine account of Sultan Garhi explaining the place, tomb and architecture. It has the stories which emanate from Sultan Garhi, with the wafting breeze. These stories are of the lives of the buried and their surroundings … Continue reading

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