Myths & Realities of Arab roots among South Asian Muslims

Interaction between Harappa people and Aryans way back in time left indelible marks and scars that defined the subcontinent for all times to come. People here in their march have changed faith several times.

Mughal Miniatures reflecting moments of Teaching and Learning

A general perception has been created that that Mughals did not establish educational institutions. Just before 1857 there were one thousand Madrasas in Delhi only, were education was free. All destroyed after the revolt.

Dargah Hazart Khwaja Sayyid Hasan Maudoodi, Rustam Nagar, Lucknow

Khawaja Hasan R.A died on 10th Zil Hijjah 1241 Hijri at the age of 86 years during the reign of Badshah Ghazi-ud-Din Haidar. He was buried at the land of Shah Qutub-e-Azam in Rustam Nagar locality of Lucknow. Shah Sayid Qutub-e-Azam, his son and khalifa built his tomb and a masjid there.

Benazir: The Incomparable Summer Palace

The palace is famed as Benazir Kothi, oddly translated in English as the incomparable. It lies to the north of Rampur town, strategically situated on the banks of river Kosi, so as to exist as a naturally cold refuge surrounded on all sides by mango groves spread around the palace in 100 acres.

Dehli’s Defiant Secular Stones: A stunning discovery of 1857 inscriptions by Lehar Zaidi

In a stunning finding, the author recently discovered unseen stone inscriptions from the 1857 Uprising in Delhi, close to Kashmiri Gate. They have some incredible inscriptions, which state: “..9 Pounders. Command Ground near Mori Bastion”

Water Palace of Khwaja Itmad Khan

During my heritage exploration visits to this place, I was astonished to saw the remnants of a grand monument that was believed to be a water palace of Khwaja Itmad Khan, an enuch courtier of Emperor Akbar.

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