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Haveli Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan

By on January 21, 2016

Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan was a minister in the court of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Dawud Khan resided in a haveli located in Churi Walan near Chawri Bazaar in…


Kala Mahal

By on January 6, 2016

Kala Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and was allegedly used as his residence temporarily before the completion of the Red Fort. However, the same is said…

Sacred spaces

Mubarak Begum Masjid

By on January 3, 2016

As one starts walking down Lal Kuan, passing a police station and a row of shops selling nuts, bolts, fittings and electric wires, one will see a red sandstone…



By on November 25, 2015

The culture of mushaira held quite a significance in Old Delhi in the┬ápre-Independence era. In fact, mushaira were very┬ápopular during the reign of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah…


Mir Ashiq

By on November 6, 2015

Not much is known about Mir Ashiq except that he was a nobleman in the court of Akbar Shah II. The best recorded description of Mir Ashiq comes from…