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Humayun tombs not built in one go according to the Aga Khan Trust
Deccan Chronicle

Humayun tombs not built in one go according to the Aga Khan Trust

Hyderabad: The tomb of Hyderabad's founder Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the largest in the necropolis, wasn't built in one go according to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture which is working on a restoration project. During excavations of the ground level ... Deccan Chronicle, 6 days ago

Shah Jahans Qutub replica at risk of becoming history

For the residents of Hasthsal Village in Uttam Nagar, west Delhi, their minar is bigger than the Qutub.
 Times of India1 month ago

'The Mughals were struggling financially after Shah Jahan'

'Aurangzeb spent a major part in the Deccan. The later Mughals were looted by Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali. The Mughals had no money to build. That's why Zafar Mahal, the only palace they built in Mehrauli, was built very shoddily and quickly fell into ruin.' 'Mehrauli spans a much longer period of time than any other city of Delhi,' says historian Rana Safvi. IMAGE: The Qutb Minar is Mehrauli's most well known monument, the complex seen here in night-time. Photograph: Ankush Arora/Reuters ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Mehrauli: Monuments that speak of India's multiculturalism

A church that wears looks of a temple and a mosque too, a festival that dates back to the Mughal rule and numerous monuments that have stories to tell. A new book 'Where Stones Speak' by historian Rana Safvi tells many little known stories ...
 Deccan Herald3 days ago
Asia Times Online

Apathy and arrogance wrecking India's heritage

Many years ago, when I saw India's best known icon, the Taj Mahal at Agra (a city close to New Delhi), I was pained and appalled, and my first sentence in an anguished article I wrote in The Hindu then read: Shah Jahan must be a very unhappy man, ...
 Asia Times Online3 days ago
Deccan Chronicle

Rajasthan artists restoring the tomb

Hyderabad: A team of artisans from Rajasthan, who worked on the restoration of Humayun's tomb in Delhi are now chiselling granite blocks at the Quli Qutub Shah tomb to build a parapet. This part of the work was taken up based on archival photographs ...
 Deccan Chronicle6 days ago
The Express Tribune

The Tales Walls Tell

Delhi's monume­nts reflec­t the city's glorio­us past, which is being reclai­med throug­h extens­ive preser­vation effort­s Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. PHOTOS: ATHAR KHAN Dilli has always dreamt big. It ...
 The Express Tribune1 week ago

As others saw us: India through American eyes

We are always curious to know what others think about us! About 118 years before President Obama came calling to Delhi, compatriot Mark Twain had observed: "So far as I am concerned India is the only foreign land I ever daydream about or deeply long ...
 The Statesman1 week ago

5 forgotten monuments of Delhi

These forgotten wonders may not be on the tourist circuit, but are a piece of history worth visiting. Delhi isn't only what we see on postcards -- there's a lot more to it that got hidden because of the vast construction in the city. While tourist spots like the Red Fort, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Qutub Minar are the most recommended places to visit, a seasoned explorer will certainly look for more. Here are five forgotten monuments that may not be mainstream spots in the tourism field, but ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago
Hindustan Times

What's in a name? Colourful history of Delhi's famous spots

Although the Capital is 100-year-old on the map of the world, the etymology of the word Delhi is still wrapped in various tales. The most popular being: it is derived from Dilli, a corrupt version of dehleez or dehali (meaning threshold). This made ...
 Hindustan Times1 month ago
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