Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

Shah Jahan


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

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.

In the lap of history: 17th Century monument caught between nostalgia and modernisation

July 08, 2017 1:48 pm

Built during Shahjahan’s time, the shikargarh has been stripped off much of its splendor with pieces of the Mughal-era architecture — ornate doorways, wooden beams and decorative pillars — finding a place in different homes in the village.

Friend, philosopher and imam

November 20, 2014 11:57 pm

The question of hereditary imams raises complex legal and religious questions.

Monument to Murder?

May 12, 2014 11:07 pm

Is the Taj Mahal a symbol of Shah Jahan’s love for Mumtaz Mahal or his guilt for killing her, asks a fictional new play.

The roofed bazaar

October 07, 2012 2:16 am

If a proposal is approved,Chatta Chowk Bazaar in Red Fort will get its original 17th century look

The Other Taj Mahal

October 05, 2012 12:08 am

Did you know that there is another Taj Mahal built by another Shah Jahan?

Return flight to Delhi

April 15, 2012 12:16 am

It was a misty,chilly morning on the 15th of November 1947. As a dazzling dawn light,the like of which is seen but once in a decade,crawled stealthily,almost self-consciously,over the bloodsoaked eastern horizon of Delhi,an old cargo plane readied for flight.

A rare glimpse into Delhi’s past

February 14, 2012 5:22 am

An exhibition with paintings,maps and photographs of Delhi,some dating back to the 1780s,showing the rise of the city as a Capital was opened to the public on Monday.

DPS RK Puram students visit Humayun’s Tomb

December 26, 2011 1:08 am

The morning is heavy with fog,cold winds blow and a shiver of excitement runs through your spine.