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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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More Places

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 Capital moved from Agra to…

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Haveli

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 zamaane ka). Around 50 families…

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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 Delhi’s aakhri qabala navees or…

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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…