Swapna Liddle is a historian of Delhi and the author of Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi
Republic Day violence at Red Fort: Many symbols came together in the images — a massive anti-government protest, a site intimately connected to an annual national event, and the pennant of a religious community. What did this act signify?
Lutyens knew Baker well, and had even worked in collaboration with him, but may have felt in this case that Baker was being thrust upon him.
Behind Shah Jahan and Mumtaz’s love story lies the story of influence that royal women enjoyed during the era.