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HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

This week’s reading list includes a volume on old Delhi, another on Nepal, and a how-to book on throwing the perfect party
Old Delhi, Nepal, and perfect parties on HT picks!(HT Team)
Old Delhi, Nepal, and perfect parties on HT picks!(HT Team)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

William Dalrymple’s latest book charts the course of The East India Company

Author William Dalrymple’s new release is a result of six years of extensive research on East India Company and their ruthless pursuit of power.
(Getty Images)
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Updated on Sep 11, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Navneet Vyasan

Mughal harem building in Red Fort restored, opened

The palace housed one of Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) oldest museums, which was opened by the British in 1911.
The museum has been shifted to another building and will open for public viewing before October-end.(HT image)
The museum has been shifted to another building and will open for public viewing before October-end.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 04:39 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury

Man who claims to be Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple

Prince Habeebuddin Tucy wants the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land to be handed over to him saying he is the rightful owner of the land as a descendant of first Mughal emperor Babar, who constructed Babri Masjid in 1529.
Prince Habeebuddin Tucy argues that as the descendant of Mughals, he has a right to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi .(Photo: @Princeofmoghals/ Twitter)
Prince Habeebuddin Tucy argues that as the descendant of Mughals, he has a right to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi .(Photo: @Princeofmoghals/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service

Barrack at Red Fort, Delhi, to host rare artworks

The Red Fort barracks, reminiscent of the Mutiny, have undergone a makeover.
A room on the first floor where photographic portraits of 24 erstwhile Indian rulers are on view, as curated by Pramod Kumar KG.(Paroma Mukherjee / HT Photo)
A room on the first floor where photographic portraits of 24 erstwhile Indian rulers are on view, as curated by Pramod Kumar KG.(Paroma Mukherjee / HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Paroma Mukherjee

Taj Mahal belongs to India, not religious boards: Descendent of Mughal emperor

YH Tucy, wo says he’s the great grandson of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, also said the Sunni Waqf board was a “land grabber”,
Tourists walk in front of the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.(Reuters File Photo)
Tourists walk in front of the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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IANS, Agra | By HT Correspondent

Book review: Pull of Pulses Full of Beans decodes the cultural significance of ‘dal’ in India

In Pull of Pulses Full of Beans, author Salma Husain delves on the history of lentils, shares recipes of unique preparations made with dal, and shows how it was popular with both commoners and Mughal royalty.
Dal Makhani and naan is a north Indian speciality.(Shutterstock)
Dal Makhani and naan is a north Indian speciality.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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