A portrait of Wajid Ali Shah. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The poet-ruler Wajid Ali Shah (1822-87) was the last nawab of the north Indian state of Oudh. Deposed by the British, he spent the last 30 years of his life in a riverside mansion near ... Livemint.com, 1 month ago
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Satyajit Ray’s 1977 classic, Shatranj ke Khilari (chess players), sensitively deals with annexation of the rich state of Awadh (Oudh) by the East India Company in 1856 through devious ways. King Wajid Ali Shah, who had been under a friendship ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Indulge in the true flavors of local ingredients and relish the tastes from the most fascinating northern state, Uttar Pradesh which boasts of an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is just as diverse as ...NDTV, 1 month ago
T he study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman's monograph explores the genesis of the Hindi/Urdu divide which continues to afflict linguistic tensions in the ...Kashmir Observer, 1 month ago
LUCKNOW: The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath on the streets of Lucknow is simply not only a festival to rejoice and celebrate. In fact it is a symbol of communal harmony, which over the years has become a rarity in modern days and is often ...Times of India, 1 month ago A historic temple of religious amity Times of India, 1 month ago
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