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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mughal era


Delhi BJP: Rename 40 villages with ‘Mughal-era’ names after 2020 riot victims, artistes

April 29, 2022 2:48 pm

Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said there are 40 villages that have names “associated with the Mughals” and “symbolise slave mentality”.

Trees of Delhi: Pink flowers in full bloom, Sunder Nursery's floss silk trees turning heads

November 17, 2021 11:43 am

The tree is commonly known as 'kurayjia' by gardeners in Delhi. It is also known as 'Resham Rui', for the cotton obtained from its fruits are used for making pillows for children.

Bejeweled Mughal-era glasses expected to fetch up to $3.5 million at auction

October 26, 2021 9:31 am

The glasses were commissioned by an unknown 17th century prince, auction house Sotheby's said, with the precious stone lenses believed to boost spiritual enlightenment.

Nikhil Advani's 'Empire' is adapted from Alex Rutherford's 'Empire of the Moghuls'; know about the novels

August 30, 2021 11:24 am

Needless to say, the Mughal dynasty makes for an incredible set piece, an almost tailor-made story to be adapted for a visual medium.

Days after govt deleted para on Mughals, culture section of govt website becomes a photo gallery

August 26, 2021 7:36 am

Even as the Ministry distanced itself from the issue, it also said that it was working with the agencies to "accurately portray the events"

Malik Ambar: The African slave who built Aurangabad and ruined the game for Mughals in the Deccan

May 15, 2020 8:29 am

The story of Malik Ambar, an African slave turned warrior, is an unusual one. Sold and bought several times by slave dealers during his youth, fate brought him miles away from his home in Ethiopia to India.

From Babur to Jahangir, how the Mughal empire enriched Indian cuisine

November 24, 2019 6:01 pm

How Mughal rule enriched Indian cuisines

Jahanara Begum: The Mughal princess who designed Chandni Chowk

September 17, 2018 10:30 pm

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.

The Man Behind the Image

September 19, 2018 8:25 am

Dastkari Haat Samiti attempts to empower artisans through a photography workshop

VIDEO: Students of NID Ahmedabad's hip-hop, rap tribute to the world of Mughals

February 13, 2018 4:15 pm

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.


Watercolour exhibition captures the beauty of architectural historical monuments

March 15, 2022 11:16 am

Through my research, I saw unique ways of depicting architecture in Indian paintings, more as a sequence of architectural, or rather complete spatial experiences, rather than mere illustrations of buildings as such, said architect and artist Himanish Das