Hagia Sophia served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul, and a mosque from 1453 to 1934 nearly 500 years and most recently as a museum for 85 years.
All the people found inside the city for refuge were slayed by the bayonets’’. He wrote to his friend, “As you can imagine when I told you that in some houses 40-50 people took refuge. They were not rebels but residents of the city (Delhi)
During the battle at the Begum’s mansion around 500 rebel fighters were martyred. Sir Colin (Commander-in-Chief) did anticipate a grueling fight at Qaiser Bagh but the local sub commanders were afraid of Urban warfare as there was house to house.
Sudeep’s account on battle of Plassey, reads like a story, even though it has balanced its academic rigor.
The first combined Nepalese and British attack was on “Alam Bagh”. There was an intense fight at Hazrat Mahal’s mansion around which hundreds of Rebel’s bodies were seen scattered. However just before the imminent takeover of “Chulakhi”, Khan Ali Khan reached with one thousand of his soldiers.
Wajid Ali Shah also started publication of a newspaper by the name of “Aseer” (Prisoner) under the editorship of Munshi Muzaffar Ali, bringing open discussions about the matter of the State in open.
Governor General, in a public gathering, with the endorsement from all palaces and Custodian of the City, disanointed Wazir Ali Khan from throne. It didn’t end here. Wazir Ali Khan was also exiled from the country and put under house arrest at Banaras Dargakand.
The constant mentions of life in Barielly was normal and essential to their daily life routine despite passing of almost 5 decades. Barielly jaisa baisan kahein nahi milta (Trans. Can’t find the quality of Baisan of Barielly).
Ibn- Miskawaih is one of the outstanding figures in the history of Islamic philosophy and ethics. He is considered the first Muslim thinker who presented a systematic treatise on ethics and wrote Tahadhib-al-Akhlaq, a book that is philosophic and systematic.
It has been said that the word “Taqiyah” has been derived from Persian word, Taq that means dome. From Central Asian countries to South Asia, one can find a diverse varieties of colorful headgear that became a part of their cultural outfit.