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On1st February 1881 The St. Stephens college came into existence in this building The Sheesh Mahal in Katra Kushal Rai, Chandni Chowk, where a school by the same name had functioned from about 1853 - 54.
Samuel Scott Allnut was the founder principal with 2 teacher by 1891 the student strength had increased to 52 necessitating a shift of the college to a new campus at Kashmere Gate.(Now Election Commission of India HQ)
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    On1st February 1881 The St. Stephens college came into existence in this building The Sheesh Mahal in Katra Kushal Rai, Chandni Chowk, where a school by the same name had functioned from about 1853 - 54.
    Samuel Scott Allnut was the founder principal with 2 teacher by 1891 the student strength had increased to 52 necessitating a shift of the college to a new campus at Kashmere Gate.(Now Election Commission of India HQ)
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  •  460  13  4 March, 2020
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Without salt, life is devoid of savour and Shah Jahan was very well aware of this because salt was brought by the maund (40 seers) for the royal household from Namak-ki-Mandi in Agra City every week. It is still there, situated in the market area of Seo-ka-Bazar, Kinari Bazaar, Kashmere Bazaar and Johri Bazaar. 
So when he built Shahjahanabad, the emperor had some of the bazaars named after the ones in his former Capital. Phatak Namak owes its origin to those times. Situated near Hauz Qazi on the right of the road leading to Ajmere Gate, the phatak as such was erected later but there was always a salt market there. Caravans of camels brought salt to the city and it was all Lahori namak or rock salt. Sambari namak from the salt mines of Sambar in Rajasthan was sold by the pansaris (grocers).
Salt was very cheap those days. In the time of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316), it was sold at the rate of 2 and a half seers for a jittal. The sultan had fixed the rates for all essential commodities: wheat per maund was 7 and a half jittals (a jittal was a little more than a rupee), sugar per seer was 1 and a half jittals, gur per seer one third of a jittal, rice per maund 5 jittals, 2 and a half seers of butter or ghee cost 1 jittal, and oil was 3 seers for a jittal.
In Shah Jahan’s time, the prices of these commodities had increased only marginally. So one could get 2 and a half seers of salt for Rs. 1.50. Now one kilo of salt costs Rs.15, for which one could get two maunds of wheat those days. Phatak Namak continued to sell salt in wholesale trade till about a hundred years ago, say old timers. Now only the name remains and one has to buy salt from the market shops. - R.V. Smith
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    Without salt, life is devoid of savour and Shah Jahan was very well aware of this because salt was brought by the maund (40 seers) for the royal household from Namak-ki-Mandi in Agra City every week. It is still there, situated in the market area of Seo-ka-Bazar, Kinari Bazaar, Kashmere Bazaar and Johri Bazaar.
    So when he built Shahjahanabad, the emperor had some of the bazaars named after the ones in his former Capital. Phatak Namak owes its origin to those times. Situated near Hauz Qazi on the right of the road leading to Ajmere Gate, the phatak as such was erected later but there was always a salt market there. Caravans of camels brought salt to the city and it was all Lahori namak or rock salt. Sambari namak from the salt mines of Sambar in Rajasthan was sold by the pansaris (grocers).
    Salt was very cheap those days. In the time of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316), it was sold at the rate of 2 and a half seers for a jittal. The sultan had fixed the rates for all essential commodities: wheat per maund was 7 and a half jittals (a jittal was a little more than a rupee), sugar per seer was 1 and a half jittals, gur per seer one third of a jittal, rice per maund 5 jittals, 2 and a half seers of butter or ghee cost 1 jittal, and oil was 3 seers for a jittal.
    In Shah Jahan’s time, the prices of these commodities had increased only marginally. So one could get 2 and a half seers of salt for Rs. 1.50. Now one kilo of salt costs Rs.15, for which one could get two maunds of wheat those days. Phatak Namak continued to sell salt in wholesale trade till about a hundred years ago, say old timers. Now only the name remains and one has to buy salt from the market shops. - R.V. Smith
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  •  244  4  13 December, 2019
  • A place that witnessed one of the most brutal massacre in Indian history. I can only imagine what the people present on that unfortunate day went through. The narrow lane which leads to the garden area was the main reason for them not being able to escape.The bullet marks can be seen on the walls present there.

A big salute to all those Martyrs to whom we owe our Freedom!!! #independencesaga #apagefromhistory #traveldiary2018
  • A place that witnessed one of the most brutal massacre in Indian history. I can only imagine what the people present on that unfortunate day went through. The narrow lane which leads to the garden area was the main reason for them not being able to escape.The bullet marks can be seen on the walls present there.

    A big salute to all those Martyrs to whom we owe our Freedom!!! #independencesaga #apagefromhistory #traveldiary2018

  •  68  1  25 November, 2018
  • Looking up from bottom of the 100+ steps of the historical stepwell built/rebuilt n the 14th century.
It had been lost to history but has been restored in early 2000s by Archaeological Survey of India ( asi.nic.in )

PS: Do carry a water bottle with you!

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  • Looking up from bottom of the 100+ steps of the historical stepwell built/rebuilt n the 14th century.
    It had been lost to history but has been restored in early 2000s by Archaeological Survey of India ( asi.nic.in )

    PS: Do carry a water bottle with you!

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  •  1,014  73  12 November, 2018
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A story of a man who due to his habit of wearing white and his knowledge of Sharia , is now known, as the Dhaula Peer( White Mystic).
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His real name was Shaikh Makdum Haidar, nephew of Sultan Ghazi Malik; making him the brother of both Muhammad bin and Firuz Shah Tughlaq. He was averse to all the hustle-bustle that came with being a member of the royal family and cut off all ties with them, becoming a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
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After the death of Nizamuddin, he settled in this very place and started earning his livelihood by making soaps. He became a noted soap merchant of his time but was always engaged in prayers and philanthropic acts.
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 Upon his demise in AD 1357, his grandson Muhammad Kabir commissioned this simplistic square mausoleum to shelter his mortal remains
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    A story of a man who due to his habit of wearing white and his knowledge of Sharia , is now known, as the Dhaula Peer( White Mystic).
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    His real name was Shaikh Makdum Haidar, nephew of Sultan Ghazi Malik; making him the brother of both Muhammad bin and Firuz Shah Tughlaq. He was averse to all the hustle-bustle that came with being a member of the royal family and cut off all ties with them, becoming a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
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    After the death of Nizamuddin, he settled in this very place and started earning his livelihood by making soaps. He became a noted soap merchant of his time but was always engaged in prayers and philanthropic acts.
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    Upon his demise in AD 1357, his grandson Muhammad Kabir commissioned this simplistic square mausoleum to shelter his mortal remains
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  •  154  4  8 September, 2018
  • ūüďćSultan Ghari ‚ÄĘ Delhi
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The dome of the mosque at the oldest Islamic mausoleum in India and one of Delhi's best kept secrets! .
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    The dome of the mosque at the oldest Islamic mausoleum in India and one of Delhi's best kept secrets! .
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  •  58  9  29 August, 2018
  • ūüďćQutub Complex ‚ÄĘ Delhi ...
Beautiful and Controversial, Quwwat Ul Islam, the first mosque of Delhi and one of the earliest in the subcontinent.
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  • ūüďćQutub Complex ‚ÄĘ Delhi ...
    Beautiful and Controversial, Quwwat Ul Islam, the first mosque of Delhi and one of the earliest in the subcontinent.
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  •  80  3  23 August, 2018
  • ūüďćQutub Complex ‚ÄĘ Delhi

Every turn in Delhi has a monument that dates back centuries, lost in the haze of time. Join us as we unearth the Delhi that lies beyond its glass malls and elite culture, bringing back to life a forgotten era.
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  • ūüďćQutub Complex ‚ÄĘ Delhi

    Every turn in Delhi has a monument that dates back centuries, lost in the haze of time. Join us as we unearth the Delhi that lies beyond its glass malls and elite culture, bringing back to life a forgotten era.
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  •  104  6  17 August, 2018
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A story of a man who due to his habit of wearing white and his knowledge of Sharia , is now known, as the Dhaula Peer( White Mystic). .
His real name was Shaikh Makdum Haidar, nephew of Sultan Ghazi Malik; making him the brother of both Muhammad bin and Firuz Shah Tughlaq. He was averse to all the hustle-bustle that came with being a member of the royal family and cut off all ties with them, becoming a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
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After the death of Nizamuddin, he settled in this very place and started earning his livelihood by making soaps. He became a noted soap merchant of his time but was always engaged in prayers and philanthropic acts.
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 Upon his demise in AD 1357, his grandson Muhammad Kabir commissioned this simplistic square mausoleum to shelter his mortal remains
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Caption - @thewandering_shuv
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    A story of a man who due to his habit of wearing white and his knowledge of Sharia , is now known, as the Dhaula Peer( White Mystic). .
    His real name was Shaikh Makdum Haidar, nephew of Sultan Ghazi Malik; making him the brother of both Muhammad bin and Firuz Shah Tughlaq. He was averse to all the hustle-bustle that came with being a member of the royal family and cut off all ties with them, becoming a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
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    After the death of Nizamuddin, he settled in this very place and started earning his livelihood by making soaps. He became a noted soap merchant of his time but was always engaged in prayers and philanthropic acts.
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    Upon his demise in AD 1357, his grandson Muhammad Kabir commissioned this simplistic square mausoleum to shelter his mortal remains
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    Caption - @thewandering_shuv
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    #DelhiExplorer #delhigram #Sodelhi #Architecture #Saket #Indiapictures #teampixel #MadebyGoogle

    #photographers_of_india #mypixeldiary #storiesofindia #StreetsOfIndia #igramming_india #indiaclicks #yourshot_india #Pakistan #India_gram #Visual_heaven #VisualsofLife #incredibleindia #_Soi #oyemyclick #Ig_today #TravelingDiaries #lonelyplanetindia #desidiaries #Etribune #NewDelhi #Dawndotcom

  •  366  6  5 August, 2018
  • #apagefromhistory A pre-mughal beauty, Kalan Masjid, the tallest masjid in the area at a point in time, is also sometimes referred to as the Kali Masjid. The story goes such that once while the beautification was in process, the walls were polished with coconut oil. While it looked very pleasing to the eye for a certain amount of time, it turned visibly black as the oil reacted during the first rain of the season. .
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Image by @disney_friend. Check out their page to see more shots of the masjid! They're beautiful ūüĆł
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  • #apagefromhistory A pre-mughal beauty, Kalan Masjid, the tallest masjid in the area at a point in time, is also sometimes referred to as the Kali Masjid. The story goes such that once while the beautification was in process, the walls were polished with coconut oil. While it looked very pleasing to the eye for a certain amount of time, it turned visibly black as the oil reacted during the first rain of the season. .
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    Image by @disney_friend. Check out their page to see more shots of the masjid! They're beautiful ūüĆł
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    #architecture #india #history #story #asia #delhi #delhigram #art #love #potd #frame #hiddentreasure

  •  1,362  6  13 July, 2018
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There is a interesting story about how the beef stew, Nihari, 1st came to be made during the Reign of Emperor Shahjahan. Delhi's water supply came from the Canal in Chandni chowk. The water in the canal was once found to be unfit for consumption, so the Hakims of Delhi put their heads together and devised a recipe for a stew, cooked overnite over slow fire, with beef and a large measure of red chillies. The furiously hot chillies were meant 2 burn any germs present in the polluted water. It is said that the use of chillies and amchoor in Bania food started around this time.
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Hasthag your captures with #Delhiexplorer and i would love to Explore Delhi with you Guys someday ! .. .
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    There is a interesting story about how the beef stew, Nihari, 1st came to be made during the Reign of Emperor Shahjahan. Delhi's water supply came from the Canal in Chandni chowk. The water in the canal was once found to be unfit for consumption, so the Hakims of Delhi put their heads together and devised a recipe for a stew, cooked overnite over slow fire, with beef and a large measure of red chillies. The furiously hot chillies were meant 2 burn any germs present in the polluted water. It is said that the use of chillies and amchoor in Bania food started around this time.
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    Hasthag your captures with #Delhiexplorer and i would love to Explore Delhi with you Guys someday ! .. .
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    . #Delhigram #Delicious #Eeeeeats #F52Grams #FoodBlogger #FoodComa #FoodGasm #Foodies #FoodLove #FoodPhotography #FoodPics #FoodPorn #GoodFood ##IndianFood #InstaFood #InstaPhoto #LikesforLikes #NewDelhi #Picoftheday #SoulFood #Tasty #NonVeg #Nihari #olddelhi #Etribune #Dawndotcom #FoodtalkIndia #DillikaBhukkad

  •  484  13  24 February, 2018
  • "Effort of 5000 workers during¬†the reign of Mughal¬†emperor¬†Shah Jahan¬†resulted in Jama Masjid. It was built between 1644 and 1656 and originally called¬†Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, meaning 'mosque commanding view of the world'. The construction was done under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, wazir (or prime minister). The cost of the construction at the time was one million Rupees.¬†India‚Äôs *one of the* largest mosques is also one of the last monuments built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan‚Äôs time in power.

I spent my last day of 2017 by being a traveller in my own city. I love taking pictures of monuments, people and random streets. They talk to you in the most beautiful manner. They wait for a reader to share their unheard stories. "

Photograph and words by @sadaf_hussain. .
A beautiful picture of the said monument. Ain't being touristy in your own city so worth it, especially when the city is as culturally and historically rich as Delhi? ūüėć 
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  • "Effort of 5000 workers during¬†the reign of Mughal¬†emperor¬†Shah Jahan¬†resulted in Jama Masjid. It was built between 1644 and 1656 and originally called¬†Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, meaning 'mosque commanding view of the world'. The construction was done under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, wazir (or prime minister). The cost of the construction at the time was one million Rupees.¬†India‚Äôs *one of the* largest mosques is also one of the last monuments built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan‚Äôs time in power.

    I spent my last day of 2017 by being a traveller in my own city. I love taking pictures of monuments, people and random streets. They talk to you in the most beautiful manner. They wait for a reader to share their unheard stories. "

    Photograph and words by @sadaf_hussain. .
    A beautiful picture of the said monument. Ain't being touristy in your own city so worth it, especially when the city is as culturally and historically rich as Delhi? ūüėć
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  •  3,420  19  2 January, 2018
  • #APageFromHistory 
A board at the entry describes it as a bagh (or garden). Of course, there are a few trees, but this can best be described as an open-air dargah, where one can hear the chirping of birds and honking of horns at the same time. 
Driving or walking past Pragati Maidan on Mathura Road, #Delhi most people miss the spot hidden behind trees called Bagh-e-Bedil, adjacent to the Sports Club of #India, opposite the Matka Peer.

Several people believe that the green-and-white mazar is the tomb of Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil (1644-1720), a famous Persian poet, born in Patna. "But this is not the original mazar. This is actually Dargah Hazrat Khwaja Nooruddin Malak Yar-E-Parran," said Abdul Misbah, Nayab Muttawalli, whose family has been the caretaker of the place for at least 600 years. "It was about 80 years ago when a relative of Nizam of Hyderabad told him that Bedil's grave has been discovered and took Rs 1 lakh from the Nizam to build this. But according to 'Nikat-e-Bedil' published by Attaullah, Bedil had died in his haveli. Six months later, mureedin (or followers) from Afghanistan took his body and buried it in Kabul." Tour guide credit @delhiexplorer
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Love it when people share the history about places using our hashtag #APageFromHistory. This one is by @soul_of_clown. Do check out his amazing feed. Search the hashtag to read about the lesser known history of some places in Delhi. ‚̧ԳŹ
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    A board at the entry describes it as a bagh (or garden). Of course, there are a few trees, but this can best be described as an open-air dargah, where one can hear the chirping of birds and honking of horns at the same time.
    Driving or walking past Pragati Maidan on Mathura Road, #Delhi most people miss the spot hidden behind trees called Bagh-e-Bedil, adjacent to the Sports Club of #India, opposite the Matka Peer.

    Several people believe that the green-and-white mazar is the tomb of Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil (1644-1720), a famous Persian poet, born in Patna. "But this is not the original mazar. This is actually Dargah Hazrat Khwaja Nooruddin Malak Yar-E-Parran," said Abdul Misbah, Nayab Muttawalli, whose family has been the caretaker of the place for at least 600 years. "It was about 80 years ago when a relative of Nizam of Hyderabad told him that Bedil's grave has been discovered and took Rs 1 lakh from the Nizam to build this. But according to 'Nikat-e-Bedil' published by Attaullah, Bedil had died in his haveli. Six months later, mureedin (or followers) from Afghanistan took his body and buried it in Kabul." Tour guide credit @delhiexplorer
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  •  1,780  9  28 November, 2017
  • #APageFromHistory #GuessWhere .
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The Notorious Mughal princess who changed the History of the Mughal empire as she played a key role in the war of succession between Dara Shikoh and Aurangazeb. 
The brother who she helped win the throne eventually had to banish his favourite sister from his court and had to ask her to live a pious life in seclusion in the garden palace she designed outside the walled city, due to her conducts. 
The garden place now houses the tomb of its creator. The tomb is in the centre of the enclosure surrounded by beautiful walls and jalis but lacks a cenotaph which was probably stolen. .
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When the British came they started a Cricket club and hence this place is often considered the birthplace of BCCI. The tomb is located in Shakti nagar area
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Can you guess the name of the Mughal Princess ? Comment below ūüôā

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    The Notorious Mughal princess who changed the History of the Mughal empire as she played a key role in the war of succession between Dara Shikoh and Aurangazeb.
    The brother who she helped win the throne eventually had to banish his favourite sister from his court and had to ask her to live a pious life in seclusion in the garden palace she designed outside the walled city, due to her conducts.
    The garden place now houses the tomb of its creator. The tomb is in the centre of the enclosure surrounded by beautiful walls and jalis but lacks a cenotaph which was probably stolen. .
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    When the British came they started a Cricket club and hence this place is often considered the birthplace of BCCI. The tomb is located in Shakti nagar area
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  •  1,439  23  6 October, 2017
  • #APageFromHistory by @gurrjag. Read below to know about the history behind one of the most famous churches. Follow @gurrjag to see more of his work. ūüôā
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“ St. James Church or the Skinner’s Church, is an Anglican Church was built in 1836, making it one of the oldest Churches in Delhi. It is situated in Kashmiri Gate.
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It was built by Colonel James Skinner aka ‚ÄėSikander Saheb‚Äô, who was a renowned Anglo-Indian Adventurer born in Calcutta to a Lieutenant Colonel & Officer of East India Company. Skinner joined the British Indian Army and in 1803 raised a regiment of light cavalry (horses) and named it as ‚Äė1st¬†Skinner‚Äôs Horse‚Äô or ‚ÄėYellow Boys‚Äô, referring to their color of Uniforms. After immense success of 1stregiment another was raised, both of which exist even today as a part of the Indian Army. Skinner eventually after earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel became the Colonel of British India and was honoured as CB and was part of the 1857 revolt.
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St. James Church was built by the financed amount of INR 95,000 sanctioned by Skinner after he came out alive from a battle, where-in, badly injured as he lay on ground he had promised god that upon his survival he would have a church constructed. The land was said to be once owned by the Mughals.
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Construction commenced in around 1823 and it was completed in 1836, the church being designed by Major Robert Smith. The church was designed in Renaissance style and was primarily built on the lines of Roman and European architecture.
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P. S. - A special thanks to the History society of Miranda House College, Delhi University.ūüôŹ ‚Äú
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  • #APageFromHistory by @gurrjag. Read below to know about the history behind one of the most famous churches. Follow @gurrjag to see more of his work. ūüôā
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    “ St. James Church or the Skinner’s Church, is an Anglican Church was built in 1836, making it one of the oldest Churches in Delhi. It is situated in Kashmiri Gate.
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    It was built by Colonel James Skinner aka ‚ÄėSikander Saheb‚Äô, who was a renowned Anglo-Indian Adventurer born in Calcutta to a Lieutenant Colonel & Officer of East India Company. Skinner joined the British Indian Army and in 1803 raised a regiment of light cavalry (horses) and named it as ‚Äė1st¬†Skinner‚Äôs Horse‚Äô or ‚ÄėYellow Boys‚Äô, referring to their color of Uniforms. After immense success of 1stregiment another was raised, both of which exist even today as a part of the Indian Army. Skinner eventually after earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel became the Colonel of British India and was honoured as CB and was part of the 1857 revolt.
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    St. James Church was built by the financed amount of INR 95,000 sanctioned by Skinner after he came out alive from a battle, where-in, badly injured as he lay on ground he had promised god that upon his survival he would have a church constructed. The land was said to be once owned by the Mughals.
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    Construction commenced in around 1823 and it was completed in 1836, the church being designed by Major Robert Smith. The church was designed in Renaissance style and was primarily built on the lines of Roman and European architecture.
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    P. S. - A special thanks to the History society of Miranda House College, Delhi University.ūüôŹ ‚Äú
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  •  1,680  11  26 September, 2017
  • NEW BOOK CLUB ALERT! ‚†Ä
"A Page from History: Historical Book Club " explores a different theme from history each month through a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. This month the club will be discussing "The Salem Witch Trials." You can find books about this topic on display on the main floor of the library or you can pick your own! The discussion will be 10/5/2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery with light refreshments provided. ⠀
#hayspubliclibrary #hpl #bookclub #apagefromhistory #historicalfiction #salemwitchtrials
  • NEW BOOK CLUB ALERT! ‚†Ä
    "A Page from History: Historical Book Club " explores a different theme from history each month through a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. This month the club will be discussing "The Salem Witch Trials." You can find books about this topic on display on the main floor of the library or you can pick your own! The discussion will be 10/5/2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery with light refreshments provided. ⠀
    #hayspubliclibrary #hpl #bookclub #apagefromhistory #historicalfiction #salemwitchtrials

  •  18  0  21 September, 2017

Top #apagefromhistory Posts

  • Valour in battlefield isn't the definition of strength, or tears in eyes the lack of it. Strength is when you are waiting for someone to come back from fighting the dark wars in life, staying gentle and composed even though you are breaking from within.
Recreating a taste of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam- "THE ROYAL CONNECTION" shot in January 2016.
Location: Talatal Ghar, Sivasagar, Assam. (Palace, which was initially built as an army base)
Photography:@trpmdy #lightbucketstories 
#photoshoot #photography #historical #assam #thevoiceofnortheastindia #conceptual #ahomkingdom #ahom #queen #royal #royalty #royalstory #talatalghar #sivasagar #model #instamodel #instafashion #indian #saree #indianjewellery #pose #grace #elegance #apagefromhistory #past #assamdiaries #potd #bestoftheday #instadaily
  • Valour in battlefield isn't the definition of strength, or tears in eyes the lack of it. Strength is when you are waiting for someone to come back from fighting the dark wars in life, staying gentle and composed even though you are breaking from within.
    Recreating a taste of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam- "THE ROYAL CONNECTION" shot in January 2016.
    Location: Talatal Ghar, Sivasagar, Assam. (Palace, which was initially built as an army base)
    Photography:@trpmdy #lightbucketstories
    #photoshoot #photography #historical #assam #thevoiceofnortheastindia #conceptual #ahomkingdom #ahom #queen #royal #royalty #royalstory #talatalghar #sivasagar #model #instamodel #instafashion #indian #saree #indianjewellery #pose #grace #elegance #apagefromhistory #past #assamdiaries #potd #bestoftheday #instadaily

  •  365  18  22 March, 2017
  • #HiddenGemsOfDelhi #APageFromHistory "Tomb of Razia Sultana, the first and the last female ruler of Delhi Sultanate. // There are conflicting accounts regarding her actual site of grave. The dispute is whether she was buried in Kaithal or Delhi or Tonk. Out of these, though, Delhi seems most reasonable as she belonged to the Delhi Sultanate. // Although this small place in Bulbuli Khana region of Old Delhi is a protected monument now, it is sad to see the very obvious sexism. While tombs of male rulers are so gallantly made up, Razia finds refuge amidst the narrow lanes of the walled city." - @syedsabeehkarhani .
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  • #HiddenGemsOfDelhi #APageFromHistory "Tomb of Razia Sultana, the first and the last female ruler of Delhi Sultanate. // There are conflicting accounts regarding her actual site of grave. The dispute is whether she was buried in Kaithal or Delhi or Tonk. Out of these, though, Delhi seems most reasonable as she belonged to the Delhi Sultanate. // Although this small place in Bulbuli Khana region of Old Delhi is a protected monument now, it is sad to see the very obvious sexism. While tombs of male rulers are so gallantly made up, Razia finds refuge amidst the narrow lanes of the walled city." - @syedsabeehkarhani .
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  •  615  16  15 September, 2015
  • Khooni Darwaza ( Blood- Soaked gate ) is the imposing gateway on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Opp. Maulana Azad Medical College . It is believed to have been the northern gateway of Sher Shah's capital,  #Shergarh . 
It is believed that Dara Shikoh's head was displayed  here after  he was beheaded by his brother, Aurangzeb , in their battle for the throne of Delhi .

It was also here that the two sons and a grandson of the last Mughal emperor , Bahadur Shah Zafar, were shot by the British in 1857 , and their bodies displayed for public viewing . Local folklore has reference to blood dripping from the ceiling of the gateway . 
The story acquires added color because during the rainy season, rainwater collects the rust from the iron joints resulting in a reddish dribble. .
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  • Khooni Darwaza ( Blood- Soaked gate ) is the imposing gateway on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Opp. Maulana Azad Medical College . It is believed to have been the northern gateway of Sher Shah's capital, #Shergarh .
    It is believed that Dara Shikoh's head was displayed here after he was beheaded by his brother, Aurangzeb , in their battle for the throne of Delhi .

    It was also here that the two sons and a grandson of the last Mughal emperor , Bahadur Shah Zafar, were shot by the British in 1857 , and their bodies displayed for public viewing . Local folklore has reference to blood dripping from the ceiling of the gateway .
    The story acquires added color because during the rainy season, rainwater collects the rust from the iron joints resulting in a reddish dribble. .
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  •  436  16  11 July, 2016
  • Looking up from bottom of the 100+ steps of the historical stepwell built/rebuilt n the 14th century.
It had been lost to history but has been restored in early 2000s by Archaeological Survey of India ( asi.nic.in )

PS: Do carry a water bottle with you!

#AgrasenKiBaoli #IncredibleIndia
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  • Looking up from bottom of the 100+ steps of the historical stepwell built/rebuilt n the 14th century.
    It had been lost to history but has been restored in early 2000s by Archaeological Survey of India ( asi.nic.in )

    PS: Do carry a water bottle with you!

    #AgrasenKiBaoli #IncredibleIndia
    #architecturelovers #IndiaTravelGram #DelhiGram
    #ancient #history #delhi #hiddenplaces #apagefromhistory#ancientdestinations#stepwell#exploreindia
    #agameoftones#artofmobile#artistry_vision#goodinc#got_greatshots#igerssf#igerssac#instagram#jj_mobilephotography#mobilephonephotography#raw_mobile#teampixel#wanderers_ink#visitgoldcountry#yourshotphotographer

  •  1,014  73  12 November, 2018
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AGRASEN KI BAOLI, C.P. 
PHOTO BY -@dronchaandwani
Agarsen ki Baol is a 60 meter long and 15 meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, New Delhi. Agarsen ki Baoli is a 14th Century Structure nested between the multi-storey buildings of Connaught Place. Baoli is a Hindi word and it means a stepwell. This hidden gem is being made to provide constant water supply to the city and a resting place for the travellers. 
Agarsen ki baoli has unique structure which is quite different from the traditional round shape. It has three levels where each level has an arched area, which was used as a resting place. The center of the well has water and the water is also linked to a well dug in a covered platform. The gallery and chambers surrounded walls of Agarsen ki baoli are carved profusely. These chambers used to become cool and provide quiet retreats during summers.
Do pay this supposedly haunted place a visit while roaming in CP. 
Nearest metro station is - barakhamba

#ancient #architecture #delhi #delhigram #step #well #ugrsen #agrasen #baoli #central #delhi_igrs #century #stepwell #outing  #architecturelovers #architectureporn #building #heritage #historical #vintage #design  #travel #traveling #travelingram #sunset #magnificent #hidden #treasure #india
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    AGRASEN KI BAOLI, C.P.
    PHOTO BY -@dronchaandwani
    Agarsen ki Baol is a 60 meter long and 15 meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, New Delhi. Agarsen ki Baoli is a 14th Century Structure nested between the multi-storey buildings of Connaught Place. Baoli is a Hindi word and it means a stepwell. This hidden gem is being made to provide constant water supply to the city and a resting place for the travellers.
    Agarsen ki baoli has unique structure which is quite different from the traditional round shape. It has three levels where each level has an arched area, which was used as a resting place. The center of the well has water and the water is also linked to a well dug in a covered platform. The gallery and chambers surrounded walls of Agarsen ki baoli are carved profusely. These chambers used to become cool and provide quiet retreats during summers.
    Do pay this supposedly haunted place a visit while roaming in CP.
    Nearest metro station is - barakhamba

    #ancient #architecture #delhi #delhigram #step #well #ugrsen #agrasen #baoli #central #delhi_igrs #century #stepwell #outing #architecturelovers #architectureporn #building #heritage #historical #vintage #design #travel #traveling #travelingram #sunset #magnificent #hidden #treasure #india

  •  106  11  3 January, 2015
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A story of a man who due to his habit of wearing white and his knowledge of Sharia , is now known, as the Dhaula Peer( White Mystic).
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His real name was Shaikh Makdum Haidar, nephew of Sultan Ghazi Malik; making him the brother of both Muhammad bin and Firuz Shah Tughlaq. He was averse to all the hustle-bustle that came with being a member of the royal family and cut off all ties with them, becoming a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
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After the death of Nizamuddin, he settled in this very place and started earning his livelihood by making soaps. He became a noted soap merchant of his time but was always engaged in prayers and philanthropic acts.
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 Upon his demise in AD 1357, his grandson Muhammad Kabir commissioned this simplistic square mausoleum to shelter his mortal remains
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    A story of a man who due to his habit of wearing white and his knowledge of Sharia , is now known, as the Dhaula Peer( White Mystic).
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    His real name was Shaikh Makdum Haidar, nephew of Sultan Ghazi Malik; making him the brother of both Muhammad bin and Firuz Shah Tughlaq. He was averse to all the hustle-bustle that came with being a member of the royal family and cut off all ties with them, becoming a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
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    After the death of Nizamuddin, he settled in this very place and started earning his livelihood by making soaps. He became a noted soap merchant of his time but was always engaged in prayers and philanthropic acts.
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    Upon his demise in AD 1357, his grandson Muhammad Kabir commissioned this simplistic square mausoleum to shelter his mortal remains
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    #DelhiExplorer #delhigram #Sodelhi #Architecture #Saket #Indiapictures #teampixel #MadebyGoogle
    #photographers_of_india #mypixeldiary #storiesofindia #StreetsOfIndia #igramming_india #indiaclicks #yourshot_india #theheritagephotographyclub #India_gram #Visual_heaven #VisualsofLife #incredibleindia #_Soi #oyemyclick #Ig_today #TravelingDiaries #lonelyplanetindia #desidiaries #Etribune #NewDelhi

  •  154  4  8 September, 2018
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Zafar Mahal, This place known after Bahadur Shah II (Ad 1847- 1857) was Originally built by Akbar II , But the Main Gateway was built by Zafar Shah.
It is in Red Sandstone Relieved with Marble  and About 50 Ft. High and 12 Ft. Wide.
The Gate is Storeys high having  Projected windows with Curved Bengali Domes. The Chhajja is Pretty broad. 
The Gate leads to Arcade on the South and the East. The Inner Buildings are in Ineerior Masonry and Now in Ruins - @delhiexplorer .
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    Zafar Mahal, This place known after Bahadur Shah II (Ad 1847- 1857) was Originally built by Akbar II , But the Main Gateway was built by Zafar Shah.
    It is in Red Sandstone Relieved with Marble and About 50 Ft. High and 12 Ft. Wide.
    The Gate is Storeys high having Projected windows with Curved Bengali Domes. The Chhajja is Pretty broad.
    The Gate leads to Arcade on the South and the East. The Inner Buildings are in Ineerior Masonry and Now in Ruins - @delhiexplorer .
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    #delhi #delhigram #delhilove #delhidiaries #dilli #india #beautiful #amazing #zafarmahal #delhiexplorer #sodelhi #dfordelhi #delhi_igers #saadidilli #mahal #old

  •  1,032  8  4 February, 2016
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Without salt, life is devoid of savour and Shah Jahan was very well aware of this because salt was brought by the maund (40 seers) for the royal household from Namak-ki-Mandi in Agra City every week. It is still there, situated in the market area of Seo-ka-Bazar, Kinari Bazaar, Kashmere Bazaar and Johri Bazaar. So when he built Shahjahanabad, the emperor had some of the bazaars named after the ones in his former Capital. Phatak Namak owes its origin to those times. Situated near Hauz Qazi on the right of the road leading to Ajmere Gate, the phatak as such was erected later but there was always a salt market there. Caravans of camels brought salt to the city and it was all Lahori namak or rock salt. Sambari namak from the salt mines of Sambar in Rajasthan was sold by the pansaris (grocers).
Salt was very cheap those days. In the time of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316), it was sold at the rate of 2 and a half seers for a jittal. The sultan had fixed the rates for all essential commodities: wheat per maund was 7 and a half jittals (a jittal was a little more than a rupee), sugar per seer was 1 and a half jittals, gur per seer one third of a jittal, rice per maund 5 jittals, 2 and a half seers of butter or ghee cost 1 jittal, and oil was 3 seers for a jittal.
In Shah Jahan’s time, the prices of these commodities had increased only marginally. So one could get 2 and a half seers of salt for Rs. 1.50. Now one kilo of salt costs Rs.15, for which one could get two maunds of wheat those days. Phatak Namak continued to sell salt in wholesale trade till about a hundred years ago, say old timers. Now only the name remains and one has to buy salt from the market shops. - R.V. Smith
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    Without salt, life is devoid of savour and Shah Jahan was very well aware of this because salt was brought by the maund (40 seers) for the royal household from Namak-ki-Mandi in Agra City every week. It is still there, situated in the market area of Seo-ka-Bazar, Kinari Bazaar, Kashmere Bazaar and Johri Bazaar. So when he built Shahjahanabad, the emperor had some of the bazaars named after the ones in his former Capital. Phatak Namak owes its origin to those times. Situated near Hauz Qazi on the right of the road leading to Ajmere Gate, the phatak as such was erected later but there was always a salt market there. Caravans of camels brought salt to the city and it was all Lahori namak or rock salt. Sambari namak from the salt mines of Sambar in Rajasthan was sold by the pansaris (grocers).
    Salt was very cheap those days. In the time of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316), it was sold at the rate of 2 and a half seers for a jittal. The sultan had fixed the rates for all essential commodities: wheat per maund was 7 and a half jittals (a jittal was a little more than a rupee), sugar per seer was 1 and a half jittals, gur per seer one third of a jittal, rice per maund 5 jittals, 2 and a half seers of butter or ghee cost 1 jittal, and oil was 3 seers for a jittal.
    In Shah Jahan’s time, the prices of these commodities had increased only marginally. So one could get 2 and a half seers of salt for Rs. 1.50. Now one kilo of salt costs Rs.15, for which one could get two maunds of wheat those days. Phatak Namak continued to sell salt in wholesale trade till about a hundred years ago, say old timers. Now only the name remains and one has to buy salt from the market shops. - R.V. Smith
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    #DelhiExplorer
    #Dawndotcom #Etribune #soi_gift

  •  349  13  14 December, 2015
  • #apagefromhistory A pre-mughal beauty, Kalan Masjid, the tallest masjid in the area at a point in time, is also sometimes referred to as the Kali Masjid. The story goes such that once while the beautification was in process, the walls were polished with coconut oil. While it looked very pleasing to the eye for a certain amount of time, it turned visibly black as the oil reacted during the first rain of the season. .
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Image by @disney_friend. Check out their page to see more shots of the masjid! They're beautiful ūüĆł
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#architecture #india #history #story #asia #delhi #delhigram #art #love #potd #frame #hiddentreasure
  • #apagefromhistory A pre-mughal beauty, Kalan Masjid, the tallest masjid in the area at a point in time, is also sometimes referred to as the Kali Masjid. The story goes such that once while the beautification was in process, the walls were polished with coconut oil. While it looked very pleasing to the eye for a certain amount of time, it turned visibly black as the oil reacted during the first rain of the season. .
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    Image by @disney_friend. Check out their page to see more shots of the masjid! They're beautiful ūüĆł
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    #architecture #india #history #story #asia #delhi #delhigram #art #love #potd #frame #hiddentreasure

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