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Castles Legends: 7 Cities of Dehli

Castles Legends: 7 Cities of Dehli

There are many versions of the different cities of Delhi. Some say there were 7 cities, some say 9, some historians also claim that there were 12 or 14 different cities in total, starting from the mythological times to this day. For our convenience, we have selected the most famous version of the seven cities of Delhi and merged the overlapping locations of different cities in one single chapter, like that of the legendary, pre-historic city of Indraprastha and the Purana Qila in the medieval city of Dinpanah, which share the same location and therefore have been clubbed together. This book will drive you through legends of all of them.

 

This e-book was created as part of the Castles.today project that seeks to promote history and tourism by presenting high-quality content related to castles and forts scattered around the globe. We offer you a brief escape from the daily routine, allowing you to travel back in time to the era of princesses and knights strolling through chambers and castle walls.

  • Table of Contents
  • The Legend that is Delhi
  • 1. The Legends of Purana Qila (The Old Fort)
    • The Palace of Illusion
    • Dreams and Jealousy
    • The Indian Nation
    • Nur the Mighty Elephant
  • 2. The Legends of Qila Rai Pithora
    • The Last Hindu King of Delhi
    • The First Jauhar
    • The Revenge of Rai Pithora
  • 3. The Legends of the Siri Fort
    • The Fort That Held Back Genghiss Horde
    • Darul Khilafat
    • The Name Siri Meaning Severed Heads
    • The Legend of Alauddin
    • Todays Siri and the Legendof Weeping Women
  • 4. The Legends of the Tughlaqabad Fort
    • The History of the Fort
    • A Fort City That Has Never Become a City
    • The Curse of the Saint
    • The Despotic Sultan
    • The Poet and the Sufis Curse
  • 5. The Legends of Jahapanah: The Adilabad Fort
    • Adilabad Jahapanah: The Lost City
    • Saket is Jahapanah
    • The Mad King
    • The Copper Coins
    • Intelligence Lost
  • 6. The Legends of the Firoz Shah Kotla Fort
    • Kotla and Pirgarh
    • Ashokan Pillar
    • The Fort Complex with a Step Well
    • The Jinns of Firoz Shah Kotla
    • Religious Integration
    • Timur and His Amazement at Kotla
    • Pigeons, the Step Welland the White-Clad Man
  • 7. The Legends of Shahjahanabad
    • The New Fort City
    • The Fort City Planand the Emperors Dictate
    • The Wives and the Mosques
    • The Lady Who Was the Light of the World
    • The Destruction of Beauty
    • Legend of the Bilayiti Begum
    • The Tawaifs of Shahjahanabad
    • The Citadels of the City
  • 8. The Legends of Lal Qila
    • The Red Fort: The Symbol of Independent India
    • The History of the Fort
    • The Secrets of Lal Qila
    • Qila e Mubarak
    • The Fire and the First Lady
    • The Light of the World
    • The Gates and the Old River
    • Rang Mahal
    • India as a Nation and its Connection to Lal Qila
  • 9. The Legends of Salimgarh
    • About the Fort
    • Nurgarh
    • The Inmates of Salimgarh
    • Dara and the Lost Dream
    • The Lady in Black
    • The Old Man with a White Beard
    • INA and the Fightback of India
    • The Haunted Gem
  • Epilogue

  • Tytuł: Castles Legends: 7 Cities of Dehli
  • Autor: Sammik C Basuu
  • ISBN Ebooka: 978-83-957-8934-2, 9788395789342
  • Data wydania ebooka: 2020-11-19
  • Identyfikator pozycji: e_1vl7
  • Wydawca: E-bookowo