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.
The ancient and early settlements of Lucknow were on the southern bank of the River Gomti , around the mound known as Lakshman Tila and it seems a few villages were located around this area called Lakshmanpur or Lachhmanpuri. In view of its significance, the Sheikhs of Lucknow too preferred to build their fort “Machhi Bhawan” which was the earliest part of the modern Lucknow.
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.
Hazrat Makhdoom Fariduddin Tavile Buksh Chishti was the first Sufi of Chishti Nizami order who settled in Bihar, at a place known as Chandpura in the town of Bihar Sharif and built his Khanqah during the rule of Sultan Bahlol Lodi (1451-89AD).
Courtyard, Madarsa Ghaziuddin, Sita Ram, C 1815 Source: British Library Madrasah Ghaziuddin/ Delhi College/ Anglo Arabic College: A Historical Review Outside the medieval era Ajmeri Gate in Old Delhi, an old school building stands proud. Few know that the present...