Born in 1614, Jahanara lived a life outside the conventional role of a Mughal princess —as an exemplary poet, writer, architect, engineer and painter, especially in an era where the lives of Mughal women were largely confined within the walls of the zenana.
Dastkari Haat Samiti attempts to empower artisans through a photography workshop
Emperor Akbar played it lifesize in Fatehpur Sikri, where real people enacted the pieces. Sometimes, international matches were held and bets placed on them.
The song starts with one of the students asking questions like ‘What make a Hindustani? Is it colour? Language? Religion? Or status in economy?’, etc. Thereafter, the students rap about the Mughal era, the Sultanate, how Babur came to India in the 1520s, about the capable Humayun, righteous Akbar, his son Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb.
An exhibition on pre-Bengal School of art shows the meeting of Western and Indian traditions
In Kannauj, UP’s perfume capital, several ambitious initiatives are afoot to rejuvenate the local attar industry.
It will have museums,auditorium,light-and-sound programmes,even restaurants
The Big Door in Bandra celebrates beauty with ornate ceilings and replicas of antiques.
An exhibition of miniature paintings recreates the Mughal era through intricate detailing and fine craftsmanship
‘Sons of Babar’ is an English play by Salman Khurshid,for ‘glorifying’ the Mughal era.
It might be a rarity,but attempts are being made to revive mushairas or literary gatherings,which are an integral part our cultural legacy from the Mughal era. Pioneering the effort,for 12 years now,is city-based organisation Jashn-e-Bahar Trust.