Women Cleaning Cotton Near Hunza River, Circa 1885. The Early History Of Gilgit (The North Most Territory In Pakistan) Is Thousands Of Years Ago. According To Historians, Human Presence Dates Back To Some 2000 BC In Gilgit-Baltistan Region. Lockhart And Woodthorpe Were British Army Officers And Explorers Who Went On A Mission To Explore […]
Built to last forever, the magnificent Red Fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. A picture of this marvellous piece of history can be seen on the Rs. 500 note too. The famous Kohinoor diamond was part of the luxurious furnishings here, while the Diwan-i-Khas or the official hall had ceilings carved […]
Palay Khan “پالے خان”, (B.1888 – D.1951) Palay Khan Also Referred To As Palay Shah Was An Ethnic “Kakar” Pashtun Freedom Fighter And Commander Of The Group That Fought Against The British Raj In 1930’s, At Baluchistan. Palay Khan Was Living In Zhob District “Formerly Known As Fort Sandeman Or Appozai”, In Balochistan Pakistan. When […]
Place : Kolhapur ; Year : 1912 An Archival photo of Legendary Hindustani Classical Vocalist and founder of Kirana Gharana Ustad Abdul Karim Khan (Centre). From Left to Right : Shri. Balubhai Rukadikar (On Tabla), Pandit Sawai Gandharva (Tanpura 1), Pandit Sureshbabu Mane (Tanpura 2), Pandit Harishchandra Kapileshwari (Tanpura 3) and Pandit Balkrishnabuwa Kapileshwari (Tanpura […]
Sartor Faqir (Born 19th Century – Died 1917) With His Followers. Sartor Faqir (سرتور فقير, ملا مستان بنیری) Also known As “Mullah Mastan Or Mullah Mastana” Lewanai Faqir Or Saidullah In Pashto And By The British As “The Great Fakir” Or “Mad Faqir”, “Mad Faqir Of Swat” Or The “Mad Mullah”, Was A Pashtun Tribal […]
An Archival photo of Legendary Hindustani Musicians; Legendary Vocalist Dr. Girija Devi performing in a public concert, accompanied by Pandit Anokhelal Mishra (Beneras Gharana) on Tabla. This photo might be from early 1950’s.
Ottoman warrior during the Siege of Vienna, 1683
on the 24th of October in 1775 CE, the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was born in Shahjanabad, Mughal Empire (now in Old Delhi, India). He was the son of Akbar II and ascended the throne in 1837. At the time of his enthronement, he was a very old man — sixty-one years and […]
What Was the Ottoman Empire? The Ottoman Empire was first established in the northwestern region of present-day Anatolia by Osman, a tribal leader, in the late 1200s. By the mid-14th century, the Ottomans had made their way west and taken control of the Balkans. Just 100 years later, the Ottoman Empire helped overthrow the Roman […]
A rare photo of saudi King Salman. Can you identify the child sitting beside him?