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Book Review: Ira Mukhoty’s ‘Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire’

By Fahad Hashmi
The book, it goes without saying, digs out the Mughal haram from the Oriental fantasy as well as its wild imagination about zenana’s licentious sex and other obsessions. One finds that Daughters of the Sun is an effort at restoring and endowing agency on Mughal women.

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Zakir Nagar: Serving the Emperors’ Food in a Ghetto

By Sadiq Zafar
Galawati Kebab was specially innovated by the rakabdars at the court of the Nawab of Oudh in Lucknow for Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. To please the Nawab, the cooks of the royal court came up with a dish from ground meat to suit his appetite and teeth.