Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicShah Jahan

Topic: Shah Jahan

Mughal history’s biggest puzzle solved by municipal engineer — where is Dara Shukoh buried?

Assistant engineer of South Delhi municipality took four years to find the answer. Even experts couldn’t confirm for decades.

Dara Shukoh had a dream. And it was about Ram

This dream was prompted by something the prince had recently read. Its author was Dara Shukoh’s contemporary Shaikh Sufi, a mystic Mughal official.

Mumtaz Mahal, the queen with a wonder of the world built in her honour

There is surprisingly little known of Mumtaz Mahal, arguably among the most prominent of the Mughal queens whose death anniversary falls today, 17 June.

No one could see Shah Jahan eat. But a Portuguese priest once snuck in and here’s what he saw

Friar Sebastian Manriquea was smuggled by a eunuch into the harem to watch Shah Jahan eat dinner.

How Mughal Empire’s most powerful woman tried to keep man behind Taj Mahal from his throne

Ruby Lal's new book chronicles the life of Nur Jahan, India's most celebrated empress about whom shockingly little is known.

How the imperial wives & daughters of Shah Jahan & Aurangzeb built Old Delhi

Of the nineteen major structures that Mughal women built in Shahjahanabad, fourteen are completed by 1650 by the wives and daughters of Shah Jahan. In...

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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