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VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Akbar, Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Cheetah

DailyOh! How India lost its last cheetah to why Big B carried Waheeda Rehman’s sandals

Amitabh Bachchan once carried Waheeda Rehman's slippers.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Economy, Mughals, Akbar, History

Emperors of Extraction: The Mughals did not make India rich. Claims of their welfarism only buttress a political agenda

A riposte to Rana Safvi's argument on how the Mughals apparently strengthened India, while, in fact, Europe grew by paces just then and India's poverty shocked visitors.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Mughal history, Akbar, Battle of panipat, Vikramaditya hemu

How history forgot Hemu, the last Hindu emperor of Delhi

With his win at the Battle of Tughlaqabad, Hemu became the emperor of India and took the title of ‘Vikramaditya’.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Yogi Aditayanth, Akbar, Prayagraj, Allahabad

Allahabad becomes Prayagraj: No, Akbar did not rename Prayag. He built a new city called Ilahbas

The 16th century monarch chose a name that respected secular values. What is a 21st century chief minister doing?

VARIETY

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Fatehpur Sikri, Mughals, Akbar

How Akbar the Great lived in his Fatehpur Sikri palaces

A glimpse into the Emperor's personal quarters, kitchens and more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Mughals, Akbar, Hiran Minar, Fatehpur Sikri

Fascinating secrets behind Akbar's zero milestone in Fatehpur Sikri

The Hiran Minar is also an akashdiya — a lighthouse.

VARIETY

 |  14-minute read
Mughal Empire, Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap, Akbar

Akbar versus Maharana Pratap: What really happened at Haldighati

The Rajasthan government is reportedly planning to tweak the history of the battle.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
History, Yogi Adityanath, Akbar, Mughals

Calling Mughals invaders is Adityanath's way of othering Indian Muslims

Stereotypes and biases lead to distorted understandings of the past, which negatively affects the present and haunts the future.

VARIETY

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Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap, Akbar

What makes Akbar 'great' and not Maharana Pratap

But for some 'greatness' is all about religiosity: how many temples or mosques did the king build...

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Indian Women, Women's Day, Anarkali, Akbar

Why Mughal-e-Azam's Anarkali is the woman of our times

Her message is very clear: the soft power of a woman can overwhelm the brute force of a powerful emperor.