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Zeenat Mahal: A Former Glory, a Forgotten Story

By on October 9, 2018

Walking by Zeenat Mahal’s palace (commonly known as Zeenat Mahal) in Lal Kuan in old Delhi, one wouldn’t refute that in first glance, the Mahal does not catch the…

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Haveli Dharampura- A Legacy of Its Own

By on October 9, 2018

Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and loudest markets of Old Delhi. Chandni Chowk is a confluence of flavours, effervescences, vendors’ jargon, historic architecture and curious, inquisitive tourists…

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Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli

By on October 9, 2018

In the densely populated neighbourhood of Old Delhi, in the hustle and bustle of Ballimaran, there once lived the man who changed the world of Urdu poetry forever. Mirza…

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Haveli Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan

By on January 21, 2016

Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan was a minister in the court of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Dawud Khan resided in a haveli located in Churi Walan near Chawri Bazaar in…

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Kala Mahal

By on January 6, 2016

Kala Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and was allegedly used as his residence temporarily before the completion of the Red Fort. However, the same is said…

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Haveli Nawab Mandu

By on November 4, 2015

“Girya chahai hai kharabi mere kashane ki
Dar-o-diwar se tapke hai biyaban hona”
—Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
 

Living beyond the realm of the twilight of Mughal splendour, havelis today are not a…

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Haveli Azam Khan

By on October 31, 2015

Walking from the Jama Masjid towards Chitli Qabar Chowk, one would think that Haveli Azam Khan would be like any other traditional haveli or maybe even like Chunna Mal’s…

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Haveli Razia Begum

By on October 30, 2015

According to the present-day residents of Haveli Razia Begum, the building they are living in is from the time of the British (angrezon ke zamaane ka). Around 50 families…