The Story of Kohinoor the Blood Diamond! Part 2 of 2

 

Part 2 of 2 : 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

Red Fort (Part 9) : Story – Shahi bakaawal ki bahu aur ghode ki poonchh ka baal ;)

Red Fort (Part 9) : Story – Shahi bakaawal ki bahu aur ghode ki poonchh ka baal 😉

Red Fort (Part 8) : Story – Goolar ke phool ne bana diya Sardar Begum!

Red Fort (Part 8) : Story – Goolar ke phool ne bana diya Sardar Begum!

Lagta nahiin hai dil mera (Zafar)

Lagta nahiin hai dil mera ..  Zafar’s famous poem.. performed by Arunima 🙂

The untold love story of Dara Shikoh and Rana Dil!

Just hit Play on the video below to reach the beautiful gardens of Humayun’s Tomb and let this blessed story-teller weave this love-story for you 🙂

Storytelling by: Asif Khan Dehlvi
Filmed by: Arunima
Event by Delhi Karavan: https://www.facebook.com/events/972109406213198/

“Jali Shaakh Ke Parinde” : Stories of the Mughals post 1857 (Storytelling at Zafar Mahal)

Yet another beautiful evening spent with folks at Delhi Karavan, with such spellbinding storytelling… a heartfelt reconstruction of the plight of the Mughals post 1857! Join in for a dip into history as the gifted storyteller, Asif Khan Dehlvi , takes us down the lane to witness the untold chapter of the fall of the Mughal dynasty.. at Zafar Mahal – a mystical venue apt for such narratives.