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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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Slaves – yet Powerful Conquerors…………………….

“Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.” Walt Whitman Internet Image Turkic slaves of Shahabuddin Ghori … Continue reading

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Zafar Khan aka Malik Dinar aka Malik Yusuf Hizbaruddin

The obscure Zafar Khan aka Malik Dinar aka Malik Yusuf Hizbaruddin ! A General of Khilji Dynasty- Delhi Sultanate – half-forgotten and at times referred to being a General in the Tughlaq Dynasty! This may be owing to the fact … Continue reading

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Some Facts of History-6

  1. Tomb of Lala Rukh Tomb of Lala Rukh Tomb of Lala Rukh is a historical tomb traditionally attributed to Princess Lala Rukh, daughter of the Mughal emperor Akbar. It is not known that who is buried here. Lala … Continue reading

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Baji Rao ki Mastaani

These are just facts of history…..They say the origin of Mastani is shrouded in obscurity…… Mastaani was born in 1695, she was the second wife of Baji Rao I (18 August 1700 – 28 April 1740). (Internet Photo) Baji Rao … Continue reading

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Some Facts of History-5

Places of Dilli………………………………………………………………………………… i) Mutiny Memorial Mutiny Memorial is built at the location of the Battery that bombarded Delhi from the Ridge-Mutiny Delhi 1857. iii) Raisina When Edwin Luytens and Herbert Baker were commissioned to design New Delhi by the … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Bairam Khan

History has deliberately tried to forget Bairam Khan Is it owing to later years differences between Akbar and Bairam Khan? A representation Bairam Khan-a Persian Turk. He was a powerful statesman and regent at the courts of the Mughal emperors … Continue reading

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Some Facts of History-4

1. First Invader  to set foot in India Very early invasion of India-Before Mahmud Ghazni in AD 712 Mohammed-bin-Qasim, an Arab invader invaded Sind with the ambition of conquering India. However, the climatic condition of Sind did not encourage him … Continue reading

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Some Facts of History-3

1. Dewal Rani Khizr Khani entitled Ashiqa, narrates the romantic story of Khizr Khan, son of Alauddin Khilzi and Dewal Rani, the daughter of Rana Karan of Gujarat. DEWAL RANI KHIZR KHAN (715 AH/1315 AD) The Ishqiya as it is … Continue reading

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