Why Mughals had Harem Quarters?

Harems were quintessential part of the Mughal’s palace. Last time I went to the Akbar’s Tomb in Agra, I observed the Harem Quarter was outside the immediate premises, I have seen Harem Quarters in other Mughal palaces too like the big one in Fatehpur Sikri. But the one in Akbar’s Tomb was small and itContinue reading “Why Mughals had Harem Quarters?”

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra – Where Akbar rests in Eternal Peace!

Akbar’s Tomb is nestled since time immemorial in Sikandra, Agra. The architectural wonder evokes awe and reverence alike. Akbar’s tomb is an impressive illustration of the art, inspiring in many ways than one – the architecture, design, exquisite inlay work, crafted ceilings and walls decorated with calligraphy, placed beautifully in the huge expanse of 119Continue reading “Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra – Where Akbar rests in Eternal Peace!”

Super Interesting Facts about Akbar (The Legendary Mughal Emperor)

Akbar the Great (Akbar-e-Azam) was the third and one of the greatest rulers of the Mughal dynasty in India. Akbar was enthroned as emperor at a tender age of 13 on February 14, 1556. Akbar could neither read nor write but that did not stop him from having a great library of over 24,000 volumesContinue reading “Super Interesting Facts about Akbar (The Legendary Mughal Emperor)”