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Lachit Borphukan

Context: An animated masterpiece, titled ‘Lachit: The Warrior,’ chronicling the heroic exploits of the iconic Ahom general Lachit Barphukan, has earned a prestigious spot in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2023, set to unfold in Goa. Crafted […]

Ghiyas-ud-din Balban (1216-1287)

Context: The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi unveiled six renovations in Mehrauli’s Archaeological Park, with one of the monuments being the restoration of the 13th-century tomb of Balban. About Ghiyas-ud-din Balban Introduction: Early Life:  Military Campaigns:  Balban achieved several military feats: Reign as Sultan: After […]

Nataraja – Lord of Dance and Imperial Cholas

Context: The Nataraja sculpture now on display at Bharat Mandapam, where the G20 Leaders’ Summit took place, depicts Lord Shiva in a manner that originated in the fifth century AD but gained iconic status during the reign of the Great Cholas. More about the […]

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah 

Context: Several events have been scheduled to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the final ruler of Awadh, who possessed a remarkable appreciation for the arts. These activities comprise an exhibition, a heritage walk, and informative discussions. About Nawab Wajid Ali […]

Rani Durgavati

Context: The martyrdom of Rana Durgavati was celebrated in Madhya Pradesh as part of an initiative to honour the contributions made by individuals from marginalized social and caste groups who may not have received widespread recognition. Rani Durgawati’s Early Life: Rani Durgavati’s rule: War […]

Khilji dynasty architecture

Context: During the renovation work at Siri Fort, conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), a tomb-like structure dating back to the 13th century was unearthed. The Magnificent Siri Fort Siri Fort, located in New Delhi, stands as a testament to the city’s […]

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Context: On the 350th anniversary of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Prime Minister of India said he was a source of inspiration, and that the work done by him continued to be relevant even today. Stating that he personified courage and possessed sharp […]

Shrine of Saint Sheikh Ahmed Karim

Saint Sheikh Ahmed Karim (Peer Ki Gali) Historical reference Concept of Peer and Murid in Sufism Sufism Movement and its features Sufi path:  Silsilahs:  Advent of the Sufis to India During Delhi Sultanate:  Organisation of Sufis in India The Sufis in India organized themselves […]

Important Works During Medieval Times

Name of Books Writers Taj-ul-Maasir Hasan Nizami Tabaqat-i-Nasiri Minhaj Siraj Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi (Most important work of sultanate period) Fatwah-i-Jahandari Ziauddin Barani Futuh-us-Salatin (establishment of Bahmani Kingdom) Isami Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi Afif Prithviraj Raso Chand Bardai Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi Yahya Sirhindi Fatuhat-i-Firuz Shahi Firuz Shah Tughlaq Rehla Ibn-Batuta Akbar […]

Medieval Terms

Term Meaning Diwan-i-Arz Military department during Sultanate Ariz-i-Mamalik Head of Military Department during Sultanate. Diwan-i-Risalat Department of religious matters presided over by Sadr who was the leading Qazi (Sultanate). Diwan-i-Insha State correspondence department during Sultanate. Barid Intelligence agents during Sultanate Wakil-i-Dar Controller of Royal […]

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