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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived; but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

Maya Angelou.

Mah Laqa Chanda Bai

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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Lightning : When M.F Husain painted India of the 1970s

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Think M.F Husain and the words that come to your mind are : horses, umbrellas, barefoot, Madhuri Dixit, Picasso, Bombay. Think deeper,...
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India, on display : The Great Exhibition of 1851

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Between May 1 - October 11, 1851 more than six million people flocked to London's Hyde Park to see 'wonders from across...
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Monumental Feats of Mughal Women : 7 Iconic Spots in Delhi

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Of the Mughal era-monuments in Delhi, many were built under the patronage of the Empire's women. But somehow, the story of their...

Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Agra : A Daughter’s Gift

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In the chaos of Agra and its many bridges, one could easily miss this elegant pavilion on the riverbank. As one drives...

Zebunissa, the Poet Princess: Why every kid needs to grow up on her story!

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Amidst the many Mughal women who have remained lost in years of obscurity, is the story of "the concealed one", Zebunissa (also,...
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Mumtaz Mahal : The Lady in the Taj | #TheseMughalWomen

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A grieving emperor's ode to love Sprouting from the golden sands of Agra, there emerges a pristine white...
Jahanara Shah Jahan

What these paintings tell us about Jahanara and Shah Jahan

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Princess Jahanara is the quintessential #bosslady. Even in a family full of strong female figures, she stands out. Her extraordinary political clout,...
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Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

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Who doesn't know Nur Jahan? The wife of Emperor Jehangir, the Padshah Begum was truly an influential figure at the Mughal court....
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A Gurudwara in Amritsar commemorates the Battle of Saragarhi

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On the now-famous heritage trail of Amritsar, near the Golden Temple, stands the Gurudwara Saragarhi. The Gurudwara, was declared open by Sir...
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