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Monday, December 11, 2017

Built by a woman prime minister of the Mughal court.

The mosque's sponsoring regent was a women of exceptional talent who rose from the humble ranks of wet nurse to the Mughal emperor Akbar to Prime Minister.

Honouring the brave.

The 81 year old war memorial that has no intention of letting the world forget the gallantry of the British Indian Army.

Din Panah, the city of Humayun.

Built during the reign of the second Mughal emperor Naseer-ud-din-baig-Muhammad-Humayun, almost within the span of a year, the citadel of Din Panah stands testament of a now completely gone medieval city that once eclipsed nearly all towns and cities of Persia and Central Asia as a refuge for the learned, wise and members of all faiths of Islam world.

Aqueducts beyond the borders of the Roman Empire.

Before water pipes, majestic structures called aqueducts spanning thousands of kilometres brought water home to the people from distant lakes and rivers. The ancient Romans were experts in building aqueducts of enormous sizes but they weren't the only ones.

The one that started a trend.

Behind the huge dome tomb known as the Bara Gumbad in Lodi Gardens, sits the prototype that revolutionized mosque architecture in India. Its builders speculated to be Hindu artisans working for their Afghan overlords.

Mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi.

Located within the lush greens of present day Lodi Gardens, the mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi is taken to be the first of the garden mausoleums built in the sub continent.

The man who eclipsed emperors even in death.

Constructed by his son and heir, the mausoleum of Safdurjung, a Persian Noble who lived and died during the waning days of a Mughal Empire is the last great monumental construction in tomb architecture of the period.

Was the emperor Humayun murdered?

Some eight hundred years after the holy book of Quaran was compiled, Mughal emperor Humayun, a devoted Sunni and later a Shia convert, felt the potency of the words with a tumble down the staircase of his favourite tower.