Qudsia Bagh / The Story of Kohinoor the Blood Diamond! Part 1 of 2

 

Part 1 of 2 : In this episode we explore the Qudsia Bagh and it’s history and discuss about the story of the Koh-e-Noor before it was named so!

The Curse behind the Sparkle: Koh e Noor the blood diamond!

Muhammad Shah rangeeley re sajna, tum bin mai kaa kaari badariya nit naa suhaawe!!

Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal emperor, and after his death in 1707, as many as six more emperors would sit on the Peacock throne in the next 12 years. On the 10th of September, we shall discuss the period under Mohammad Shah ‘Rangila’, the cultural rennaissance of Delhi, the aftermath of Nadir Shah’s invasion and also how it was the rise of a dowager queen and a powerful eunuch nawab who became the proxy rulers after Rangeela’s death. We will also trace the journey of the most cursed jewel, the ‘Koh-i-Noor’.

The baithak will cover

● Masjid, and structures inside the Qudsia Bagh.

● Discussion on decline and weakening of Mughal empire during the 18th century.

● The proxy rulers of Delhi : Qudsia Begum & Nawab Jawed Khan.

● Interesting stories of the Koh-i-Noor and it’s journey from the mines of South India, to the Peacock throne, to Nader Shah, to Ranjit Singh’s turban to Queen Victoria’s crown.

Join us in discussing this interesting period of history with walk leader Bela Upadhyay

Day & Date : Sunday, 10th September/2017.

Time : 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

Venue : Qudsia Bagh. https://goo.gl/maps/aZ89kz2jAa92

Dara Shikoh Library and more reminiscence from the times of the Freedom Struggle!

Bengali Club, Fakhr-ul-Masajid, Old Hindu College, Old St. Stephens College : Remembering the Struggle for Freedom!

The REBELLION! Bengali Club, Fakhr-ul-Masajid, Old Hindu College, Old St. Stephens College and more stories associated with the Struggle for Freedom!

The Mutiny Memorial (Fatehgarh / Ajitgarh)

The last episode of our video series about the Landmarks of 1857 brings us to the Mutiny Memorial in Delhi. Check out this quick video to know more about how this memorial is associated to the revolt of 1857!

1857 Uprising: Kashmiri Gate and Neighbourhood

Join us as we explore the Kashmere Gate Area (New Delhi, India) in this video ..and the lives of various people and events associated to the REVOLT OF 1857. This place is a rich hub adorned with many hidden heritage sites associated to the revolt. In this quick film we’ll explore some of these like.. Nicholson’s Cemetery – Kashmere Gate – St. James Church – Telegraph Office Memorial – India Magazine – William Fraser’s bungalow – Bengali Club – Old St. Stephen’s College building – Fakhr ul Masjid mosque – Dara Shukhoh’s Library and much more. Cheers!