Category Archives: Old Historical Records

Interesting Facts of History-Assorted (3)

i) Sultan Mahmud of Gujarat is exemplary in maintaining peaceful atmosphere in the seragalio, according to his rules any lady who laughed at or derided the other, both were killed. ii) An interesting aspect of harem life of the Delhi … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts of History-Assorted (2) – Famous Wives, Daughters and Sisters of Important Historical Figures

1. Shah Turkan w/o Shams-ud-din Iltutmish and m/o Rukn ud din Firuz-was a Turkish hand-maid, and the head [woman] of all the Sultan’s (Iltutmish’s) haram. She manipulated to prefix the title of Khudawand-i-Jahan to her name and rise to the … 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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Interesting Facts of History-Assorted (1)

1. Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban Silver coins of Balban 1. Balban was very rigid about decorum. He never appeared in the court without his full regalia and royal paraphernalia. 2. Even his personal servant’s never saw him without his royal apparel, … Continue reading

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