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The haveli has now been converted into a godown.


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Haveli

Haveli Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan

By on January 21st, 2016

Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan was a minister in the court of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Dawud Khan resided in a haveli located in Churi Walan near Chawri Bazaar in…

Emperor Muhammad Shah smoking hukkah with courtiers


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Culture & Traditions

Music in the time of Muhammad Shah Rangila

By on January 15th, 2016

Of the many hundreds of pen names that crowd the columns of Urdu poetry none is perhaps as apt or true as Rangila (Joyous), the moniker of the 14th…

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan


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Haveli

Kala Mahal

By on January 6th, 2016

Kala Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and was allegedly used as his residence temporarily before the completion of the Red Fort. However, the same is said…

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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…

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…