Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Controversial Taj Mahal-Rauza-i-munavvara

Rauza-i-munavvara aka later Taj Mahal Shah Jahan had named Mumtaj Mahal’s tomb as Rauza-i-munavvara (The Illumined Tomb) It got to be known later as Taj Mahal-a corruption of Mumtaj Mahal Mausoleum of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan If things would … Continue reading

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Shahzadi Khanzada Begum-A Shahzadi with a Twisted Life

Shahzadi Khanzada Begum was dead. Humayun, her nephew grieved for her sorely and felt guilty that he was unable to provide comfort to his well-wishing Phuphi (Aunt) as was on his flight after Sher Shah defeated him. Khanzada Begum died … Continue reading

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History of Food Facts–“Zaika”

1. Chandni Chowk and its Halwais’ 2. Taste the Mughlai Chaat of Shahjahanabad Chaat has a tongue tingling zaika – a mixture of fruits and the genuine flavour of a mixture of potato pieces, firm seared bread, Dahi Bhalla, gram … Continue reading

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The Beauties of Lucknow

Quoted article “The Beauties of Lucknow contains twenty-four portraits of women with descriptive text, and was aimed at an Indian clientele. The book, which exists in two editions, one in English and one in Urdu, states in the preface that … Continue reading

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