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Moby Sara Zachariah
While some might have heard of Sheikh Chilli ke Lateefey of ‘air castles’ fame, not many know that there was once a seventeenth century spiritual master of the same name, and there is even a stunning tomb in Thanesar, Haryana, in his memory. We take a look at the tomb complex which is an…
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Narayani Gupta
The Indian Muslim architect rejoiced in being ‘free’. He drew inspiration from a range of sources. As part of the series ‘Reading a City’, Sahapedia focuses on historian M. Mujeeb’s references to Indian Muslim architecture. (In pic: Chini ka Rauza in Agra; Photo courtesy: PersianDutchNetwork/…
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Shruti Chakraborty
Long before the Taj Mahal emerged as THE monument of love in the world, there were several others as well—some even predating the seventeenth-century mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal. Here, we list five. (Photo Courtesy: Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia Common) Think of a monument of love, and…
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Paromita Shastri
Built and renovated over five centuries, the Mysore Palace is official abode of the Wadiyar dynasty of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore. It is one of the grandest and most popular public attractions in India. We look at its interesting and eventful history. (Photo courtesy: Pixabay) If there is one…
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Paromita Shastri
We look at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India—Persian, Arabic and Indian—that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India’…
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Paromita Shastri
Located near Bhopal, the Sanchi Stupa is living proof of India’s artistic and architectural history. The Mahastupa, one of India’s oldest stone structures, lies among the country’s best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments—ancient and sacred architectural wonders that were collectively designated…
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Sharwin Kailashi
Pramod Jethi is a registered guide with Gujarat Tourism and he has written several guide books about Kutch. He had previously worked in Aina Mahal. The interview was conducted in Kutch in 2018 by Sharwin Kailashi. Kutch, located in the Bhuj region of Gujarat, is home to diverse cultural traditions…
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