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What did ancient Indians eat?

Excavation of the Mehrgarh period sites around 8000-6000 BC throws some startling facts about ancient Indian food habits. The domestication of plants and animals are reported in the subcontinent during that time. Wheat, barley and jujube were among crops cultivated, … Continue reading

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How did Babur die?

The circumstances leading to the death of Babur are curious. It is stated that in 1530, Humayun fell sick and it was declared that there was no possibility of his survival. It was at this time that Babur is said … Continue reading

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Ruqaiya Sultan Begum

Ruqaiya Sultan Begum Padshah Begum Shahzadi of the Mughal Empire Empress consort of the Mughal Empire Predecessor Bega Begum Successor Saliha Banu Begum Died 19 January 1626 (aged 83–84) Agra, Mughal Empire (modern day India) Burial Gardens of Babur, Kabul … Continue reading

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Ala-ud-din Khilji’s tomb and madrasa

Ala-ud-din Khilji’s tomb and madrasa Alauddin Khilji’s Madrasa, which also has his tomb to the south, ca 1316 AD At the back of the complex, southwest of the mosque, stands an L-shaped construction, consisting of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb dating ca … Continue reading

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Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Internet Article The popular view of life in ancient Egypt is often that it was a death-obsessed culture in which powerful pharaohs forced the people to labor at constructing pyramids and temples and, at an unspecified time, enslaved the Hebrews … Continue reading

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Shah Alam’s Tomb and Bridge over Sahibi River-Wazirabad Delhi

Shah Alam was a famous saint who rose to prominence during the rule of Feroze Shah Tughlaq in 14th century. History says Shah Alam’s Tomb was erected by Feroze Shah Tughlaq himself after Shah Alam’s death. This tomb is located … Continue reading

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8 Indian Royal Families Once Wealthy but Struggling To Survive Today

(Compiled from Internet) The wealth of royal families (500+ of them) in India has been in decline for all, for a long time. Their flamboyant lifestyles have been whittling away dramatically after independence from Britain in 1947. The various royals, … Continue reading

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Nai-ka-Maqbara

‘Nai-ka-Maqbara’ (in the fore ground) Internet Photo Barber’s Tomb or ‘Nai-ka-Maqbara’ as it is locally refered, is located in Humayun’s Tomb complex. It stands on a platform on the south-east side of Humayun’s Tomb, which is not even 3 minutes … Continue reading

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Some Food Facts of History-1

  1. Chandni Chowk and its Halwais’   Alas ! Ghantewala Halwai has closed down recently. 2. Taste the Mughlai Chaat of Shahjahanabad Chaat has a tongue tingling zaika – a mixture of fruits and the genuine flavour of a … Continue reading

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Sights we don’t see any more………

Sights we don’t see any more……… i) A Madari with a bear showing acrobatics. ii) People wearing red Turkish caps with blue or black side tassels. iii) Man selling semi-hardened and elastic candy floss shaped in different designs on a … Continue reading

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