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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
In quest for Mughal history & for my research on Waqa-I-Babri (the Urdu translation of Babar memoirs) that was compiled by Prof. Yunus Jafrey, I undertook an explorative journeys from year 2000 to 2007 to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan & India.
From the court of the Ottomans to Mughals, once can find the celebration of Prophet Birthday all across the Islamic world. In year 1588, the Ottomans officially declared this day as Mevlid Kandil.