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Dara Shikoh


Dara Shikoh never became emperor. But he was a true child of India

September 02, 2021 7:17 am

Tariq Mansoor writes: With his pluralistic outlook and interest in different faiths, art and architecture, he had a deep understanding of India’s syncretic culture

Explained: Why the govt wants to locate Dara Shikoh tomb, and why it’s not easy

February 19, 2020 8:12 am

Dara Shikoh is described as a “liberal Muslim” who tried to find commonalities between Hindu and Islamic traditions. He translated into Persian the Bhagavad Gita as well as 52 Upanishads.

Supriya Gandhi: 'Difficult to call Dara Shukoh liberal or secular’

February 06, 2020 1:31 pm

The historian on why modern concepts can’t be read into the past, history as battleground and her new book on a romanticised Mughal prince.

A Mughal prince and the pandits of Benares

December 05, 2019 10:41 am

Dara Shukoh worked with Sanskrit scholars to translate the Upanishads to Persian — an example of the closely intertwined histories of Sanskrit, Persian, Urdu.

Two performances in capital to celebrate decade of Dastangoi

April 04, 2015 3:31 am

A dastan on Mughal prince Dara Shikoh was performed on Friday at Ambedkar University.

Theatre walk: A mughal story unfolds as you move with characters

July 23, 2014 4:04 pm

A theatre walk takes the route less travelled as it lifts cues from history to tell a story

Gandhi on Dara

March 26, 2013 3:09 am

It was a fitting finale to a rare seminar organised by the Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind) on the life of Dara Shikoh,the philosopher-Mughal prince,who was murdered by his younger brother Aurangzeb in the 17th century.

Kashmere Gate

December 26, 2011 3:52 am

The buzzing junction then and now — between Delhi and New Delhi.

The Prince and the Philosopher

June 02, 2011 10:47 pm

For more than three hours on Sunday evening,a serpentine queue of people wound down Copernicus Marg