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THE QUTUB MINAR OF WEST DELHI, BUT MAKE IT SMALL
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THE QUTUB MINAR OF WEST DELHI, BUT MAKE IT SMALL

One of the famous tourist spots in Delhi is the Qutub Minar which was commissioned under Qutbuddin Aibak, the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. But did you know that there exists a replica in West Delhi that was commissioned during the Mughal Empire? Let’s find out more about this monument.

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THE BRIGHT PINK HUES OF JAIPUR
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THE BRIGHT PINK HUES OF JAIPUR

Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India. But what is the reason for it being pink and how did the city of Jaipur come into being? Let us dive into the history of the magnificent capital of Rajasthan which hosts numerous palaces and a majority of Rajasthani culture.

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Rajendra Chola: The Powerhouse of Southern Asia
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Rajendra Chola: The Powerhouse of Southern Asia

When I say the greatest emperor of the world, who comes to mind, Alexander the Great, Ashoka the great? But did you know that there was a Tamil king who ruled South India, Sri Lanka, Odisha, West Bengal, East Bengal, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia? Next time someone asks you who the greatest emperor was your response should be……

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THE GODS OF MESSENGER AND TRICKSTER: HERMES AND NARADA
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THE GODS OF MESSENGER AND TRICKSTER: HERMES AND NARADA

The two oldest mythologies of the world- Greek and Hindu have several similarities that somehow make up an interesting comparison. The trinity of gods, their love stories and legends, mega wars that lasted for years, and many more. If one looks closely, one will find several gods that share similar characteristics in both these mythologies.

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THE CAPITAL CITY BY THE MEDIEVAL BUILDER- FIROZ SHAH KOTLA
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THE CAPITAL CITY BY THE MEDIEVAL BUILDER- FIROZ SHAH KOTLA

The fifth capital of Delhi was constructed by one of the greatest builders of the medieval era- Firoz Shah Tughlaq.

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JAHANPANAH: THE REFUGEE OF THE TUGHLAQS
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JAHANPANAH: THE REFUGEE OF THE TUGHLAQS

The threat of Mughals continued to lurk in the Tughlaq Dynasty. While they tried to defend their empire through various means, building a well-fortified empire checked on the top of their list. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq wanted to address this situation as soon as possible and came up with an idea - to construct a new city that would protect them from the Mughals at all cost.

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THE TWO MUGHAL CITIES OF DELHI
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THE TWO MUGHAL CITIES OF DELHI

Since this is the last part of the series of cities of Delhi, we focus on the Mughal architecture and the two emperors who gave us the cities of Purana Quila and Quila-e-Mubarak.

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THE FIRST CITY OF DELHI LIES IN RUINS: QUILA RAI PITHAURA
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THE FIRST CITY OF DELHI LIES IN RUINS: QUILA RAI PITHAURA

Delhi, the capital of free India is the heart of its country. It is where love happens. But, did you know Delhi has been the Capital of this subcontinent more than seven times? let us explore the first city of Delhi.

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THE SAFE HAVEN FOR KHILJI- THE SIRI FORT
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THE SAFE HAVEN FOR KHILJI- THE SIRI FORT

The birth of the third city of Delhi was a necessary safe camp of the Sultan that protected him from the numerous dangers around him. But, what were these dangers that led to the creation of this new city?

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THE CURSED CITY OF TUGLAQ: THE TUGLAQABAD FORT
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THE CURSED CITY OF TUGLAQ: THE TUGLAQABAD FORT

Tuqlaqabad Fort became the Fourth City of Delhi after the end of the Khilji Dynasty and the beginning of the Tuglaq Dynasty.

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