Mohammad bin Tughlaq sought to shift Delhi - lock, stock and barrel - to Devagiri. The Indian Railways took a short cut: it decided to simply transplant a place-name, Harinsinha, to a station 6km from the real Harinsinha. If the 14th-century sultan was ... The Telegraph, 2 months ago
Curses, folklore and family feuds swirl around Tughlaqabad Fort Photograph: Saad Akhtar/Wikimedia Commons It is a quiet morning. A solitary eagle soars high above the cursed fort, its stone battlements bleached gold as the promontory upon which they rest. From the tomb across the busy road, I gaze at its ramparts, wondering how something so mammoth could have been erected in barely four years. Behind me is a graceful dome under which the graves of father and son repose. "Did you know," asks my ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Today is Wednesday; 21st of the Iranian month of Bahman 1394 solar hijri; corresponding to 1st of the Islamic month of Jamadi al-Awwal 1437 lunar hijri; and February 10, 2016, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar. 1296 solar years ago, on this day ...Kayhan International, 1 day ago This Day in History (February 4) Kayhan International, 1 week ago
Aurangabad dates back to almost 1610 and went through a few name changes. But as legend has it, when Aurangzeb got the charge of Deccan, he made the city his capital and called it Aurangabad. And it stuck. Today, the city is largely an industrial ...Financial Chronicle, 2 weeks ago
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