Zij astronomy made its debut in India under the patronage of King Firoz Shah Tughlaq who ruled Delhi from 1351 to 1388. The word zij stands for tables of data and these were considered very useful for knowledge about heaven. Arabic and Persian zijes ... Deccan Chronicle, 3 weeks ago
Purdah in Practice Development In the medieval Indian society, purdah was common with the Muslim ladies. Strict purdah originated with Amir Timer; when he conquered India and entered in this country with his army and womenfolk. He made the ...DAWN Group, 1 week ago
Ahmedabad: The Chhipa community in the city celebrated the Chhipa Day, on Saturday, to mark their ancestors' embrace of Islam 663 years ago in Rajasthan. Chhipas comprise perhaps the only community in Ahmedabad that commemorates the day on which its ...Times of India, 1 month ago
I am not sure if I can call it the lighter side of history, or, more appropriately, history off the beaten track, the conventional track having been well-worn by academics, noted historiographers, and mainstream pundits from various streams of ...Bangladesh Daily Star, 1 month ago
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