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Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban-A Pining Father

In the year 1287, Kushki Lal (Red Palace), was again filled with mournful wails of men, women, wives, concubines, all. The wives of the deceased threw off their veils and dishevelled their hair in utter misery; for the length and … Continue reading

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A Powerful Sultan ill-Destined to the Ravages of a Saint’s Curse – Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq aka Ghazi Malik

Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq’s Coins Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq aka Ghazi Malik was destined to rule, to set up the Tughlaq Dynasty, to be embedded in memory of history of India. Just for information-“Tughlaq” is a name which originated from “Qutluq”. The original name … Continue reading

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Hijde ka Gumbad

India Gate of today proudly stands where once the nondescript ‘Hijde ka Gumbad’ once existed. Till a century ago, that location was where the ‘Hijde Ka Gumbad’ stood, silently nestled at the foothill of Raisina Hills, forlorn, gradually dilapidating and … Continue reading

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Qasr-i-Hazar Sutun

“Qasr-i-Hazar Sutun” – the palace of a thousand pillars built by Ala-ud-din Khilji in Jahanpanah-fourth medieval city of Delhi, no longer exists, but its memories and traces reverberate through time. The exquisitely carved wooden pillars of the palace could not … Continue reading

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