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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wars of Humayun.

A list of battles of the second Mughal emperor Humayun.

Humayun the Merciful.

Humayun the second Mughal emperor.

A forefather of modern age artillery.

Invented by the Iranian Fathullah of Shiraz, the Mughal multi-barrel cannon is one of the earliest forms of the volley gun known to man.

For comrade and country.

Posthumously awarded India's highest wartime award for gallantry, Ranchi's beloved son, twenty nine year old Albert Ekka was a soldier of uncommon valour.
Sculpture of Kubera

The pot bellied lord of wealth.

Produced in the 2nd century during the time of the Kushan empire, the sculpture of Kubera comes from the renowned Mathura school of art.

What ended the Mauryan Empire?

The ancient Mauryan empire was the largest in India and a world super power of its time till the mid 2nd century brought about its finest hour and the turning point that led to its end.

How the Kullu shawl came to be.

The Kullu shawl with its brightly patterned motifs and borders is a unique heritage product that can trace its journey back to at least 200 years before the advent of the 20th century.

The star of David or the Hindu Shanmukha?

Used by cultures separated by time and distance, the hexagram is a curious symbol with an origin shrouded in mystery. In India both the Afghans and Mughals made use of the symbol in architecture but for what purpose?

Wrap your self in eastern spirituality.

Developed in an record era centuries ago, the Kinnauri Shawl occupies a top slot in Himachali Shawls for both its refinement and spiritual nature.

The first apple.

Himachal was not always the land of apples as it is today. In fact in ancient times not a single apple tree grew within her borders.