Mughal

Which Mughal Woman? When we played ‘Guess Who’ on Instagram

As part of our #TheseMughalWomen campaign, we gave our Instagram followers on a fun challenge. With just 6 clues, they had to guess which woman from the Mughal Court we were talking about. Before...

Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

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 generous patron of arts and architecture, she is credited with...

Who was the Greatest Mughal Emperor?

When we run creative learning modules with Class 7, Mughal history is where they have the most fun! There are so many "big questions" to think about. This year our inquiry question was "Who...

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s Birthday – in Germany!

November 3rd marks the birth anniversary of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He remains to be one of the most controversial figures in history, and seemingly the least favourite of Mughals. This is why, it...

Lalla Rookh : The Oriental Road Trip’pin Romance

In the late 18th and early 19th century (200 years ago), the hashtag that could have been trending in Europe (and the West in general) would be : #Orientalism.  It was then, that Irish poet...

In Paintings: Rembrandt & his Mughal India Inspiration

Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as one of the earliest European admirers of Mughal Art. At...

A History of Mughal Cuisine through Cookbooks

On any given weekend, my head is usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The tastebuds have been working over time for a year now - ever since I started following my friend Richa’s...

Virtual Tour: SalarJung Museum, Hyderabad

If you are visiting the City of the Nizams, then you simply cannot miss the SalarJung Museum.  With 38 galleries spread over 2 floors, the museum is not one of those enter-walk-click-leave venues, and...
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