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Maya Angelou.

mumtaz mahal taj

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...
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, business acumen...
nurmahal

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...
gurudwara saragarhi amritsar

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...
Shivaji statue

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...
subhash chandra bose museum

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...
Maharaja Ranjit Singh

A Leader like Maharaja Ranjit Singh

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh is the stuff of legend. The history of the Indian subcontinent is incomplete without the stories of this very-loved and respected...
nationalism-art

Nationalism and Art in India

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When Lord Curzon announced the the decision to partition Bengal  in 1905, little did he know it would lead to the rise of the...
tipu-sultan-tiger

This M.F Husain Painting is Inspired by India’s most Famous Tiger : Tipu Sultan!

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... That little buzzing noise... Comes from a plaything of the Emperor's choice, From a Man-Tiger Organ, prettiest of his toys. The famous poet John Keats and...
rani of jhansi

Rani Laxmibai : The Warrior Queen of Jhansi

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On this day, that is June 18, we remember the legendary Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai. Often tagged as India's Joan of Arc, the...
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