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Maya Angelou.

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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 the world'....
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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 accomplishments lacks...

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 on, an...

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, Zeb-un-Nissa)! A...
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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 marble structure, its luminous surface shimmering...
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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, business acumen...
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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. As a...
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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 Charles Pvez...
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How this statue of Shivaji at the Gateway of India replaced a ‘black horse’

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If you've ever been to Mumbai, you would've visited the Gateway of India. And if you've been there, you know which statue we are...
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Tracing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Life through Museums

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On the January 23, India celebrates the life of one of it's most heroic leaders - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Bose has been known...
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