Hazrat Pir Abdul Jaleel Chishti Lakhnavi
Hazrat Pir Abdul Jaleel (R.A) was one of the most popular saints of Lucknow. He belongs to the Owaisi silsila of Sufism.
Barahpulah and Arab ki Sarai Mandi
Barah Pula is situated in East Nizamuddin near Khan I Khana Tomb on the busy main road past to station. It was built over a stream of Yamuna (Nālā). The bridge has 11 arches carried on 12 piers thus getting its name Barahpula, it is 214 m long and 15m wide bridge.
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 Hazrat 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.
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.
A heritage weir on River Kosi at Rampur
This weir was also photographed in 1905 along with the major building raised during Nawab Hamid Ali Khan reign under the supervision of W.C. Wright for the album presented to Lord Curzon. A dam was build at the Kosi on this point to divert the flow of water for the irrigation purpose.
Tansen’s Eid greetings for Emperor Akbar
This is an excerpt from the biographical account of a prominent figure of Hindustani music in 16th Century, Tansen who later in his life became widely popular as one of the treasured jewel of Akbar's court. In the poetic verses written in Hindi, this is a greetings of...
Dargah of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti
A journey from Visual Archives Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, a famous sufi scholar of 13th century India was born at Sistan (now in modern Iran) in 1143 CE in family of Sayyid Ghyiath al Din. From his ancestral affiliations, this family was among the descendants of Hazrat...
Exploring heritage remnants on the route of Babar-Part II
After crossing the river Amu, Babar reached Aibak, where many tribes joined him. Further south after crossing Andrab River, he sat down under a Chinar tree. It was here, that the Hakim of Hisar, Khushro Shah bowed himself in the front of Babar.