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MMubarak Begum Masjid


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Sacred spaces

Mubarak Begum Masjid

By on January 3rd, 2016

As one starts walking down Lal Kuan, passing a police station and a row of shops selling nuts, bolts, fittings and electric wires, one will see a red sandstone…

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Events

Bazm-e-Shahjahanabad

By on November 25th, 2015

The culture of mushaira held quite a significance in Old Delhi in the┬ápre-Independence era. In fact, mushaira were very┬ápopular during the reign of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah…

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Culture & Traditions

Dastangoi

By on November 22nd, 2015

Dastangoi is an art and tradition of storytelling that goes at least as far back as 9th century Iran. Heavily inspired by the verse epic Shahnamah, dastans eventually evolved…

Town Hall


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More Places

Town Hall

By on November 9th, 2015

In the laying out of the Faseel Bandh Shahr of Shah-e-Jahan Abad, Princess Jahanara ordered for the construction of a caravan serai for the comfort of Persian and Uzbek…

An illustration of Mir Ashiq by Sufwan Naseer


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Personalities

Mir Ashiq

By on November 6th, 2015

Not much is known about Mir Ashiq except that he was a nobleman in the court of Akbar Shah II. The best recorded description of Mir Ashiq comes from…