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Nawab Mandu (4)


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Haveli

Haveli Nawab Mandu

By on November 4th, 2015

“Girya chahai hai kharabi mere kashane ki
Dar-o-diwar se tapke hai biyaban hona”
—Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
 

Living beyond the realm of the twilight of Mughal splendour, havelis today are not a…

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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 the jewel of the world,
Where…

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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 the Sikh community and, thus,…

Mutiny Memorial, Delhi


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More Places

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 speaks volumes about the history…

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Haveli

Chunna Mal ki Haveli

By on April 16th, 2014

Lala Rai Chunna Mal was a well-known moneylender (who even loaned money to British officials and officers) and textile trader of Old Delhi in the 1800s, and he owned…