Mughal Courtiers: the Favourites of Emperor Akbar

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Akbar had the uncommon wisdom to keep a great many talented and capable men around him, many of whom became great friends...

From the library of Akbar : favourite books & stories!

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What makes Akbar fascinating for a biographer are the dichotomies in his character. Despite the many myths and legends around him, Akbar...

5 Animals the Mughal Emperor Akbar loved

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One of the first, vivid images of the early childhood of Akbar is of the young shahzaada running through the countryside of...

In Paintings: the Battle of Plassey

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The Battle of Plassey is a watershed moment in the history of India. Not only was it the first major victory of...
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How Sister Nivedita’s contribution to Indian art history shaped the National Movement

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The Irish-born educationist, author, social activist and thinker, Margaret Elizabeth Noble (1867-1911), a.k.a Sister Nivedita, was a significant contributor to the field...
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Remembering 7 women freedom fighters from India : through Stamps!

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In the crowd of countless people, whose valour and unwavering perseverance got us freedom, were several women whose stories could not...
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Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams : a series by artist Nilima Sheikh

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From being ‘paradise on earth’, to being stereotyped with images of violence and political unrest, Kashmir’s story has been the subject of...
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Sindhi Voices from the Partition

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From school history textbooks movies, to books, to stories of Partition in art, there have been continuous efforts to document the narratives...

The ‘Lion Capital’: a Buddhist symbol that became India’s National Emblem

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The National Emblem, India's most visible symbol of national identity, reflects the country's reaffirmation of it's ancient ideals of peace and tolerance....
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Mah Laqa Bai Chanda

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Poet, Singer, Dancer, Warrior, Political Consultant, Champion for Girls’ education : Mah Laqa Bai donned many hats. Indian history has witnessed many...
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