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‘Abdu’n Nabi’–At the court of Akbar

Akbar showed great respect for the two leading religious leaders at the court, Makhdum-ul-Mulk and Shaikh Abdul Nabi. Makhdum-ul-Mulk, who had been an important figure during the reign of the Surs, became even more powerful in the early days of … Continue reading

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Inside a Harem – Dar Harem Awurd-Dar Nikah Awurd

Dar Nikah Awurd (brought into the legal wedlock) and Dar Harem Awurd (admitted to the harem) these were used in order to indicate the manner in which particular women were admitted into the Harem, as the number of legally wedded … Continue reading

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Razia Sultan – A Royal Prisoner of Qila –i – Mubaraq aka Bathinda Fort

The Royal Prisoner Razia Sultan, the first and only lady ruler of the Delhi Sultanates, was kept imprisoned in this fort after she was defeated and dethroned. They say she was allowed out to pray only on Fridays, that too … Continue reading

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One Mughal Emperor with Two Graves ?????

Chingus-Fort-Sarai-Where Mughal King Jahangir’s Intestines were Buried. “Nigahen Neechay, Dil-e-ru-baru, Ba mulaiza hoshiyar, Zilay ilahi, Shehnahah-e-Hind diwan-e-khas mein tashreef la rahe hainn.”………………………………………………………… The above was the valor in the life time of Jahangir………………. Chingus Fort or Chingus Sarai, is one … Continue reading

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Some Facts of History-8

1. Lal Kot Walls of Lal Kot were about 15 feet thick. It seems that there were four gateways, out of which, the western one was called ‘Ranjit Gate’. Later some historians started calling it ‘Ghazni Gate’. The wall of … Continue reading

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Assassination of a Mughal Emperor…………..

Tragically ill Fate of  Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar…………………. Does the Naubat Khana in Red Fort resonate with the cries agony of Farrukhsiyar after imprisonment, starvation, poisoning and blinding………………………………………..? Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar (r. 1713-1719) after whom the Farrukhnagar was named by his … Continue reading

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Daughter of Bahlul Lodi: Taj Murassa Begum aka Taj Bibi aka Subhan Begum

Taj Murassa Begum aka Taj Bibi aka Subhan Begum was the daughter of Bahlul Lodi and sister of mighty Sikandar Lodi Tomb of Mir-i-Miran, Sayyed Amir Ali, Sirhind Also known as Tomb of Bibi Subhan (Internet Photo) The Tomb of … Continue reading

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The Concubine of Aurangzeb-Udaipuri Mahal

Udaipuri Mahal Sahiba (died soon after 8 June 1707 date of death of Aurangzeb), was a concubine to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. When Aurangzeb died she grieved so deeply and died within just four months at Gwalior. Udaipuri Mahal Sahiba died … Continue reading

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Some Facts of History-7

1. Sabz Burj (Green tower). One of the most interesting facts about the little known history  of Sabz Burj (Green tower) is that for several years during British rule, the Sabz Burj (Green tower) was used as a police station. It … Continue reading

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Sultan Feroze Shah Tughlaq – Kotla Feroze Shah-Kushki Feroze……………………

Kotla Feroze Shah-Kushki Feroze – Woh khat, woh khutoot aur woh illtaja…….”Minar-e-Zareen…….” “Lat wale Baba…..”, “Djinnat……….” Dama Dam Mast Qualandar- Kotla Feroze Shah Internet Photo of Painting “……………When the Moghuls took over, Kotla was a forsaken building and the haunt … Continue reading

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