Our new vlog covering the following topics 🙂
– Tomb of Humayun
– Isa Khan’s Tomb
– Bu Halima’s gateway
– Arab Ki Serai
– Afsarwala Tomb and mosque
– West Gate
– Char Bagh, Paradise Gardens
– Conservation and redevelopment
– Architecture, Aesthetics and Culture
– Nizamuddin Basti Redevelopment
– Skill Development
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
Red Fort (Part 10) : Story – Mirza Kaimurs aur sher ki moochh ka baal 😉
Red Fort (Part 9) : Story – Shahi bakaawal ki bahu aur ghode ki poonchh ka baal 😉
Red Fort (Part 7) : Story of Qudsia Begum and Roshan Akhtar
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.