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Mughal Architecture
Places  /  Published 02.08.22

A walking tour of Delhi’s Northern Ridge

The road continues inside the park, which is a car-free zone. Past the canopy of trees it goes to the highest point of the ridge, which has the colonial-era Flagstaff Tower. A small diversion before t...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 10.05.22

Nimasarai Minar: Watching over history in Malda

At Nimasarai, the top section of the red-brick watchtower has long collapsed and the elephant tusks replaced with wooden spikes. Only the two lower storeys still stand, rising to a height of 18 metres...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 25.02.22

In pictures: The tombs of the Suri empire in Sasaram

Sher Shah Suri and other figures from the Mughal dynasty are buried in sprawling mausoleums in this historic city of Bihar...
By Rangan Datta

Culture  /  Published 05.12.21

A geography with history’s criss-cross

For a moment, it appeared as if a few more ancient bricks of the Purana Qila would come loose. A low, mysterious rumble — the sound was similar to a sonic boom being emitted by heavy, muscled, t...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Places  /  Published 23.11.21

Day trip: Tracing history in Burdwan

Once the private rose garden of the kings of Burdwan, the Golap Bagh or Golapbag hold pride of place within the campus of the University of Burdwan. The university campus was originally the property o...
By Rangan Datta

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Mughals: The invaders who came home

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By Debobroto Das

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.19

The austere beauty of Aurangzeb's tomb

Unlike the potholed and cratered road to the Ajanta caves from Aurangabad, the drive to the Ellora caves is surprisingly smooth. Apart from a couple of Paithani sari looms and accompanying shops where...
By Soumitra Das

India  /  Published 11.11.18

48 requests to approve changes, most from BJP states

Sometimes, if a village has a “Muslim-sounding” name, its Hindu families apparently can’t marry off their children. Sometimes a town bearing a nawab’s moniker offends “local sentiments and c...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi


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