Guardians of Thrones: When women ruled the Muslim world | Qantara.de

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The ancient East knew many female leaders who were successful rulers of kingdoms, yet authority in the Islamic world was the exclusive preserve of men. Sons, brothers and grandsons were the only ones with a recognised right to inherit power. Nevertheless, Islamic history is riddled with severe crises that threatened to…

Humayun’s Tomb unburied — The Hindu com on documentation film on Discovery Channel to telecast on July 27 for Indian public

Before undertaking conservation works a significant archival research programme was initiated. The necropolis of Mughal dynasty, the Humayun’s Tomb, built in the 1560s, stands revealed basking in its regained grandeur amidst the frantic activity of the modern Delhi. The regained charm of this Mughal monument will now be revealed in a show titled ‘Revealed: Humayun’s…

Socio-economic Development through Cultural Revitalization — Pamir Times Net article by Ahmad Nadeem on the Aga Khan Development Network’s initiatives in Pakistan and other countries

The Khaplu Palace & Reside (KP&R) of Gilgit-Baltistan region restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), – the cultural agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – won the ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best in poverty reduction’ category of the Responsible Tourism Awards 2012 and it was the only project from Pakistan…

The Timeless Beauty Of Afghanistan’s Blue Mosque – RFERL News Article

The shrine of Hazrat-e Ali, also called the Blue Mosque, in Mazar-e Sharif, in northern Afghanistan May 25, 2011 By Charles Recknagel MAZAR-E SHARIF, Afghanistan — What would Afghanistan look like without war? It could look like the oasis of peace that is the Blue Mosque standing in its flower-filled park in the center of…

The Silent Artist of Nizamuddin – Open The Magazine com

Meet Om Pal, for whom the street outside Mirza Ghalib’s tomb is a canvas     WHO SAYS HE IS HANDICAPPED? Om Pal lost an arm when he fell off a building doing construction work some years ago (Photo: RAUL IRANI)     It’s 7 am and Delhi’s historic Nizamuddin basti is slowly stirring to…

Pages from the diary of a mighty monarch – Gulf News com article

Babur’s document in words, paintings and architecture shows the many facets that made up the life of the Mughal emperor An 1876 colour lithograph showing Babur with his army. These fragments are taken from a 16th-century painting depicting Babur at the head of his army leaving to invade the province of Mazindera, in Persia Image…

Story of two enchanting sister cities Timbuktu and Djenné in Mali: A German language article -“zwei zauberhafte Schwestern” in Austria’s Wiener zeitung by Thomas Veser

Zwei zauberhafte Schwestern     Von Thomas Veser Seit dem Mittelalter haben die malischen Städte Timbuktu und Djenné die europäische Phantasie beflügelt. Inzwischen entzaubert, suchen sie unterschiedliche Wege in die Zukunft. Wenn die Sonne zur Mittagsstunde im Zenit steht und die gedrungenen Gebäude in ockerfarbenes Licht taucht, wirkt Timbuktu wie eine Geisterstadt am Rande der…

India: US to fund Mughal monument restoration – Zee News com

   New Delhi: In an initiative to support preservation of India`s rich heritage, outgoing US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer Wednesday inaugurated the final stage of renovation work of a Mughal monument here and also advanced a grant of $50,000 towards the project.     Restoration work at the 16th century monument Sunderwala Burj,…

“Navroz” New Year 21 March 2011: Video from Silk Road Dance Company, documentations from Wikipedia and Amaana org

Happy Norouz from Silk Road Dance Company *****     ->>>>><<<<<- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nowrūz Also called Also spelled Norouz, Norooz, Narooz, Nawruz, Newroz, Newruz, Nauruz, Nawroz, Noruz, Novruz, Nauroz, Navroz, Naw-Rúz, Nowroj, Navroj, Nevruz, Наврӯз, Navruz, Navrez, Nooruz, Nauryz, Nevruz, Nowrouz,ნავრუზი (Georgian) Observed by Principally in: Iran Afghanistan Azerbaijan Albania Uzbekistan Kazakhstan…

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham – 1001 Inventions com news

  The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham   The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), in partnership with 1001 Inventions, announces that 2011 will be The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham – Celebrating a Millennium of Science. A series of high profile international events and activities are being planned to pay tribute to Ibn Al-Haytham and…