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Dara Shikoh Library

By on November 2nd, 2015

Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Library was constructed in 1643, during his father’s reign. Around 1640, when the Mughal…

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Haveli Razia Begum

By on October 30th, 2015

According to the present-day residents of Haveli Razia Begum, the building they are living in is from the time of the British (angrezon ke…

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Culture & Traditions

Dilli ka Akhri Qabala Navees

By on October 29th, 2015

Almost immediately after exiting the Chawri Bazaar Metro Station at the Hauz Qazi exit, right next to the Ashok Chaat corner, one can find…

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Personalities

Begum Samru

By on October 28th, 2015

Why do you ask my native place,
O dweller of the East,
Making mock of me for the poor plight I am in?
Delhi, which was once…

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Sacred spaces

Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib

By on October 17th, 2015

Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib is one of the 10 historical gurdwaras of Delhi. It is a place of high symbolic and religious significance for…

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Mutiny Memorial

By on January 2nd, 2015

Even though the grand structures of Delhi are in ruins, history unfolds itself here building by building and site by site. One such structure that…

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Central Baptist Church

By on October 17th, 2015

Central Baptist Church is an evangelist church located in Chandni Chowk. It was established by the Baptist Missionary Society in 1860 and is, thus,…

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Transportation

Transportation through the ages in Shahjahanabad

By on October 16th, 2015

 
Early times: Feet and horses
During the Mughal era, people used to commute mostly by foot as carts were meant for commercial purposes and for…

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Haveli Bakhtawar Khan

By on October 15th, 2015

As one walks from Jama Masjid’s Gate Number 1 towards Matia Mahal, one is led towards the Chitli Qabar market, which is famous for…

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