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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.

Boats of paradise.

A sturdy wooden Shikara glides across the azure expanse of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India in this photo by Sapna Kumar.

What men could do, Yarghu could do better.

Based on the drawings of a 15th century Iranian inventor, the Yarghu, at the National Science Centre, is a Mughal era cannon cleaner with no similar contraption existing anywhere else in the world.

The asylum of paradise.

Largely ignored by visitors, the old tomb of Isa Khan within the Humayun mausoleum complex, is a culmination of architectural styles used by royal kings during the Sayyid and Lodi 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.