• दिल्ली सल्तनत- Delhi Sultanate | History of India in hindi | Indian History | History for ssc

    here you will learnDelhi Sultanate -History of India in Hindi. this is 8th part of the video

    published: 23 Feb 2017
  • Talking History |2| Delhi: The Foundation of Dilli Sultanate

    Talking History, a new series on Rajya Sabha TV is charting the past of fabulous Indian cities and their history. In this episode, we revisit the rise of Mamluk Turks, popularly known as Slave Dynasty, in Delhi. After the defeat of Chauhan rulers at the hands of Mohammad Ghori in the second battle of Tarain, Qutbuddin Aibak was placed as in-charge of Delhi. Aibak laid the foundation of 'Dilli Sultanate' and built on the existing cities of Mehrauli and Lal Kot. The majestic Qutub Minar was built during his times and Mehrauli came up as the centre of new kingdom in Delhi. Guests: Rana Safvi, Writer & Historian Anand Vats, Priest, Jogmaya Temple, Mehrauli Mohd. Shafi Dehlvi, Historian Fauzan Ahmed, Manager, Dargah Qutb Sahib Anchor/Producer: Rajat Kain

    published: 14 Jun 2017
  • Delhi ki Kahani - 3000 years in a city's life

    Being the chronicle of 3000 years in a city's life. A Documentary by Films Division of India. A Film by Serbjeet Singh.

    published: 03 Feb 2012
  • HISTORY OF RED FORT DELHI-RED FORT UNSEEN & RARE PICS..HD

    Red fort is one of the great historical monument of India.Red fort is located at the bank of the Yamuna river in Delhi. We know that it is known as old Delhi.

    published: 28 Oct 2015
  • Delhi Sultanate | History of India in English | Indian History | History of India Documentary

    Pebbles present History of India in English for kids. The most important events in Indian History for children. The History of India Videos are specially designed for kids to help them learn easily. The explanation given through computer graphics & animation will keep the kids engaged and make learning easy in a fun way. The History of India series contains the following videos Introduction, Indus Valley Civilization, The Aryans, Buddhism, Jainism, Alexander and Porus, Maurya Empire, South Indian Empires, Kings of the South, The Rajputs, The Rise of Islam, The Delhi Sultanate, Influence of Islam on Hindu Society, Rise and Fall of Mughal Empire, Coming of European Traders, Rise of the British Rule in India, Indian Freedom Fighters, Revolt Against The British Rule, Rise of Indian Nationali...

    published: 13 Oct 2015
  • Rare old Photos of Delhi | दिल्ली के गजब दुर्लभ फोटो | amazing historical photos

    Rare old Photos of Delhi | दिल्ली के गजब दुर्लभ फोटो | amazing historical photos We have compiled the collection of amazing historical photos of Delhi from The 19th Century. The Pictures of Then & Now Delhi, You've Never Seen Before and Iconic Images From Delhi’s History Every Indian Must watch. These are Vintage everyday Photographs and Rare black-and-white photos of Old Delhi before Independence, showing Chronicle India history in 1900. Don't miss these stunning, black and white, historical photos of the national capital over 150 years दिल्ली की अजब गज़ब दुर्लभ और ऐतिहासिक फ़ोटो का अनूठा खज़ाना... हमारे इस संग्रह में आपको दिल्ली की ऐसी तस्वीरें देखने को मिलेंगी, जिन्हें देख कर आप चौंक जायेंगे... हर भारतीय को ये फोटो जरूर देखने चाहियें...

    published: 07 Jan 2017
  • How Delhi became New Delhi?

    This video describes how the Britishers changed the old Delhi(Shahajahanabad) and built an entirely new city outside the walled city. It shows what were the considerations taken into account while planning the New Delhi and making it the capital of India.

    published: 12 Jun 2012
  • History of Delhi

    In 2011 New Delhi celeberated 100 years - The pictures were taken at an exhibition Delhi Red Fort to Raisina.

    published: 13 Mar 2012
  • History of Delhi

    The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, including a history as the capital of several empires. The earliest architectural relics date back to the Maurya Period (c. 300 BC); since then, the site has seen continuous settlement. In 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka (273-236 BC) was discovered near Srinivaspur. Two sandstone pillars inscribed with the edicts of Ashoka were brought to by Firuz Shah Tughluq in the 14th century. The famous Iron pillar near the Qutub Minar was commissioned by the emperor Kumara Gupta I of the Gupta dynasty (320-540) and transplant Delhi during the 10th century. Eight major cities have been situated in the Delhi area. The first five cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi. Though settlements have been dated to have been i...

    published: 25 Aug 2014
  • India Gate Delhi Special history Weekend Hangout RJRhicha

    Delhi's signature monument, a historical landmark, and a wonderful place to hangout ! :)

    published: 24 Jun 2016
  • NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 3: The Delhi Sultans

    Dr. Manishika Jain explains NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 3: The Delhi Sultans Delhi 1st capital under Tomara Rajputs in 12th Century (defeated by Chauhans of Ajmer) Coins minted – called Delhiwal Jain merchants center As a sultanate empire in 13th Century Histories called tarikh (singular) / tawarikh (plural) in Persian by learned scholars – lived in cities, wrote for good rewards & maintain social order on birth right and gender distinctions (1236: Raziya daughter of Iltutmish became emperor but was removed in 1240 - Minhaj-i Siraj, recognized that she was more able and qualified than all her brothers) Rudramadevi (1262-1289), of Kakatiya dynasty of Warangal, part of modern Andhra Pradesh – Pretended as male and changed name Queen Didda in Kashmir (980-1003) has title “didi” or “elder si...

    published: 12 Jul 2017
  • Jami Masjid, Delhi

    Historical Mosque - Jami Masjid, Delhi

    published: 09 Jun 2016
  • Afsana-e-Dilli - the Story of Delhi

    Story: Amaan Imam Ghazee & Asif Khan Dehlvi (delhikaravan.com) Editing: Bela Upadhyay Music, Sound and Video: Aditya Pathak (adityapathak.net) Guidance: Shashi The Story of Delhi / Afsana-e-Dilli : The map of Delhi..telling us what all it has witnessed right from the times of Mahabharata through the Sulatanate, Mughal and Colonial times…from Indraprastha to New Delhi!! Me and some of my friends at Delhi Karavan got together to create this small audio visual presentation that tells you this story of Delhi: Afsana-e-Dilli! Hope you’ll like it

    published: 26 Mar 2016
  • Delhi Tourist Guide

    Send Feedback - mbkhurshid@gmail.com. A brief history and attractions of Delhi

    published: 12 Mar 2011
  • Delhi Sultanate -History of India - Remember easily- Mamluk Khilji Tughlaq Sayyid Lodhi dynasty

    Here is the video for Indian History in Hindi for remembering the name of Sultans periods and important facts about Delhi Sultanate for educational purpose. You will know more about Qutubuddin Aibak ,Iltumish Raziya Sultana, Alauddin Khilji,Muhammad bin Tughluq,Ibrahim Lodi etc. The video is meant for rough information only, the information may not be 100% correct and we do not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect or religion. For accurate information, please check other authentic documents. Don't forget to view this video again after 10-15 days so that you should not forget what you remember now.

    published: 01 Jul 2016
  • History underground: The forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Delhi!

    A short film on the forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Old and New Delhi, India. Nizamuddin Baoli: Built in the 14th century by Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, this step well served as a water reservoir in olden days. Recently, after its 1st renovation in over 700 years it has become a popular hangout for the locals. Delhi houses numerous ancient structures including baolis or step-wells that are now a forgotten part of the city's urban sprawl. While Nizamuddin baoli still has some water in it the others have dried up or even vanished altogether. Those, which have survived the tides of time, are now waiting helplessly for restoration. The popularity of the Nizamuddin baoli is also because of its proximity to the dargah bearing the same name. Although it is illegal and unsafe, many residents ha...

    published: 17 Aug 2012
दिल्ली सल्तनत- Delhi Sultanate | History of India in hindi | Indian History | History   for ssc

दिल्ली सल्तनत- Delhi Sultanate | History of India in hindi | Indian History | History for ssc

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here you will learnDelhi Sultanate -History of India in Hindi. this is 8th part of the video
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Talking History |2| Delhi: The Foundation of Dilli Sultanate

Talking History |2| Delhi: The Foundation of Dilli Sultanate

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  • Duration: 25:39
  • Updated: 14 Jun 2017
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Talking History, a new series on Rajya Sabha TV is charting the past of fabulous Indian cities and their history. In this episode, we revisit the rise of Mamluk Turks, popularly known as Slave Dynasty, in Delhi. After the defeat of Chauhan rulers at the hands of Mohammad Ghori in the second battle of Tarain, Qutbuddin Aibak was placed as in-charge of Delhi. Aibak laid the foundation of 'Dilli Sultanate' and built on the existing cities of Mehrauli and Lal Kot. The majestic Qutub Minar was built during his times and Mehrauli came up as the centre of new kingdom in Delhi. Guests: Rana Safvi, Writer & Historian Anand Vats, Priest, Jogmaya Temple, Mehrauli Mohd. Shafi Dehlvi, Historian Fauzan Ahmed, Manager, Dargah Qutb Sahib Anchor/Producer: Rajat Kain
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Delhi ki Kahani - 3000 years in a city's life

Delhi ki Kahani - 3000 years in a city's life

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  • Updated: 03 Feb 2012
  • views: 22487
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Being the chronicle of 3000 years in a city's life. A Documentary by Films Division of India. A Film by Serbjeet Singh.
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HISTORY OF RED FORT DELHI-RED FORT UNSEEN & RARE PICS..HD

HISTORY OF RED FORT DELHI-RED FORT UNSEEN & RARE PICS..HD

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  • Updated: 28 Oct 2015
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Red fort is one of the great historical monument of India.Red fort is located at the bank of the Yamuna river in Delhi. We know that it is known as old Delhi.
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Delhi Sultanate | History of India in English | Indian History | History of India Documentary

Delhi Sultanate | History of India in English | Indian History | History of India Documentary

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  • Updated: 13 Oct 2015
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Pebbles present History of India in English for kids. The most important events in Indian History for children. The History of India Videos are specially designed for kids to help them learn easily. The explanation given through computer graphics & animation will keep the kids engaged and make learning easy in a fun way. The History of India series contains the following videos Introduction, Indus Valley Civilization, The Aryans, Buddhism, Jainism, Alexander and Porus, Maurya Empire, South Indian Empires, Kings of the South, The Rajputs, The Rise of Islam, The Delhi Sultanate, Influence of Islam on Hindu Society, Rise and Fall of Mughal Empire, Coming of European Traders, Rise of the British Rule in India, Indian Freedom Fighters, Revolt Against The British Rule, Rise of Indian Nationalism, Mahatma Gandhi Father of the Nation, Freedom of India Partition of India, Independent India Problems of India, India Today View the Video - https://youtu.be/L4E6tT85JWU Visit Pebbles Official Website - http://www.pebbles.in Subscribe to our Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/PebblesKidsLearning?sub_confirmation=1 Engage with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PebblesChennai Please Like, Share, Comment and Subscribe
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Rare old Photos of Delhi | दिल्ली के गजब दुर्लभ फोटो | amazing historical photos

Rare old Photos of Delhi | दिल्ली के गजब दुर्लभ फोटो | amazing historical photos

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  • Updated: 07 Jan 2017
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Rare old Photos of Delhi | दिल्ली के गजब दुर्लभ फोटो | amazing historical photos We have compiled the collection of amazing historical photos of Delhi from The 19th Century. The Pictures of Then & Now Delhi, You've Never Seen Before and Iconic Images From Delhi’s History Every Indian Must watch. These are Vintage everyday Photographs and Rare black-and-white photos of Old Delhi before Independence, showing Chronicle India history in 1900. Don't miss these stunning, black and white, historical photos of the national capital over 150 years दिल्ली की अजब गज़ब दुर्लभ और ऐतिहासिक फ़ोटो का अनूठा खज़ाना... हमारे इस संग्रह में आपको दिल्ली की ऐसी तस्वीरें देखने को मिलेंगी, जिन्हें देख कर आप चौंक जायेंगे... हर भारतीय को ये फोटो जरूर देखने चाहियें...
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How Delhi became New Delhi?

How Delhi became New Delhi?

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  • Updated: 12 Jun 2012
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This video describes how the Britishers changed the old Delhi(Shahajahanabad) and built an entirely new city outside the walled city. It shows what were the considerations taken into account while planning the New Delhi and making it the capital of India.
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History of Delhi

History of Delhi

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  • Updated: 13 Mar 2012
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In 2011 New Delhi celeberated 100 years - The pictures were taken at an exhibition Delhi Red Fort to Raisina.
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History of Delhi

History of Delhi

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  • Updated: 25 Aug 2014
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The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, including a history as the capital of several empires. The earliest architectural relics date back to the Maurya Period (c. 300 BC); since then, the site has seen continuous settlement. In 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka (273-236 BC) was discovered near Srinivaspur. Two sandstone pillars inscribed with the edicts of Ashoka were brought to by Firuz Shah Tughluq in the 14th century. The famous Iron pillar near the Qutub Minar was commissioned by the emperor Kumara Gupta I of the Gupta dynasty (320-540) and transplant Delhi during the 10th century. Eight major cities have been situated in the Delhi area. The first five cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi. Though settlements have been dated to have been in existence in Delhi for millennia, there is no record to stand by that claim. Delhi is generally considered a close to 5000-year old city, as per Ancient Indian text The Mahabharata, since the first ever mention of the city is found in this religious scripture. Therefore, except the scripture and some related heritage like the Yogmaya Temple, archaeological evidences to book the city's Ancient history are as good as naught. As a result, Delhi's Ancient history finds no records and this period may be regarded as the lost period of its history. Extensive coverage of Delhi's history begins with the onset of the Delhi Sultanate in the 12th century. Since then, Delhi had been the seat of Islamic and British rulers until India's independence in 1947. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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India Gate Delhi Special history Weekend Hangout RJRhicha

India Gate Delhi Special history Weekend Hangout RJRhicha

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  • Updated: 24 Jun 2016
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Delhi's signature monument, a historical landmark, and a wonderful place to hangout ! :)
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NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 3: The Delhi Sultans

NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 3: The Delhi Sultans

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  • Updated: 12 Jul 2017
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Dr. Manishika Jain explains NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 3: The Delhi Sultans Delhi 1st capital under Tomara Rajputs in 12th Century (defeated by Chauhans of Ajmer) Coins minted – called Delhiwal Jain merchants center As a sultanate empire in 13th Century Histories called tarikh (singular) / tawarikh (plural) in Persian by learned scholars – lived in cities, wrote for good rewards & maintain social order on birth right and gender distinctions (1236: Raziya daughter of Iltutmish became emperor but was removed in 1240 - Minhaj-i Siraj, recognized that she was more able and qualified than all her brothers) Rudramadevi (1262-1289), of Kakatiya dynasty of Warangal, part of modern Andhra Pradesh – Pretended as male and changed name Queen Didda in Kashmir (980-1003) has title “didi” or “elder sister” - loved ruler by her subjects. Prepare Manuscript Prepare Paper Write text Melt gold Prepare Binding Circle of Justice Kings (requires) ⃗ Soldiers (requires) ⃗ Salaries (from) ⃗ Revenue (by peasants) (pays) ⃗ Happy (happens when) ⃗ king promotes justice 13th Century: Delhi was fortified town occupied by garrisons, seldom control on hinterland – dependent on trade, tribute and plunder for supplies Expansion occurred during Ghiyasuddin Balban, Alauddin Khalji and Muhammad Tughluq Consolidating hinterlands of Ganga-Yamuna doab – given to peasants and agriculture. New fortresses and towns were established to protect trade routes and to promote regional trade. Second expansion: External frontier & military expedition in south – army captured horses, elephants and slaves. Alauddin Khilji’s Campaign Mosque & Masjids Quwwat al-Islam mosque and minaret: Built in 12th Century as congregational mosque described in chronicles as Dehli-i-kuhna (the old city). Enlarged by Iltutmish and Alauddin Khalji. Minar was built by three Sultans– Qutbuddin Aybak, Iltutmish and Firuz Shah Tughluq Begumpuri mosque: By Muhammad Tughluq - main mosque of Jahanpanah, “Sanctuary of World”, his new capital in Delhi. Moth ki Masjid: Built in the reign of Sikandar Lodi by his minister Congregational mosque: Muslims read their prayers (namaz) together. Members choose most respected, learned male as their leader (imam) for rituals. He also delivers sermon (khutba) during Friday prayer. During prayer, Muslims stand facing Mecca. In India this is to the west. This is called the qibla. Mosque demonstrated their claims to be protectors of Islam and Muslims Provides community feeling Khiljis & Tughluqs Delhi Sultans especially Iltutmish: Favored their special slaves purchased for military service - bandagan in Persian – political offices & were trustworthy Raised people of humble birth, who were often their clients (under protection of another), to high political positions – governors and generals Clients loyal to patrons and not to heirs New Sultans had own servants Conflict between new and old nobility Muhammad Tughluq appointed Aziz Khummar (wine distiller), Firuz Hajjam (barber), Mank a Tabbakh (cook), and two gardeners, Ladha and Pira, to high administrative posts Military commanders: lands were called iqta and their holder was called iqtadar or muqti – led military campaign and collected revenue as salary – collected taxes only by state Sultans forced landed chieftains (samanta aristocrats) & rich landlords to accept their authority Taxes: Cultivation called kharaj 50% of peasant’s produce, on cattle and on houses Distant provinces became independent Mongols Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded Transoxiana in northeast Iran in 1219 Attacks increased during Allauddin Khalji (mobilized army with high administrative charges) Alauddin Khalji Muhammad Tughluq Delhi attacked twice. Maintained huge army Mongols defeated Maintained huge army Constructed garrison town - Siri Oldest of 4 cities – Delhi-i-Kuhna was emptied, residents of old city were sent to new capital of Daulatabad in south Soldiers fed by taxes collected from land between doab (50%) Produce from same area was collected as tax to feed army Soldiers paid in cash Soldiers paid in cash Prices of goods were controlled Token currency introduced Administrative measures were successful Administrative measures were failure – Kashmir campaigns were disaster & token currency was recalled Sayyids & Lodis For next lectures stay tuned and subscribe to our channel! For details on IAS visit https://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/ For competitive exam preparation visit https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/ For complete notes visit - https://www.flexiprep.com/NCERT-Notes/History/ For lecture handouts google "NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 3 Examrace Youtube Lecture Handouts"
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Jami Masjid, Delhi

Jami Masjid, Delhi

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  • Updated: 09 Jun 2016
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Historical Mosque - Jami Masjid, Delhi
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Afsana-e-Dilli - the Story of Delhi

Afsana-e-Dilli - the Story of Delhi

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  • Duration: 28:28
  • Updated: 26 Mar 2016
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Story: Amaan Imam Ghazee & Asif Khan Dehlvi (delhikaravan.com) Editing: Bela Upadhyay Music, Sound and Video: Aditya Pathak (adityapathak.net) Guidance: Shashi The Story of Delhi / Afsana-e-Dilli : The map of Delhi..telling us what all it has witnessed right from the times of Mahabharata through the Sulatanate, Mughal and Colonial times…from Indraprastha to New Delhi!! Me and some of my friends at Delhi Karavan got together to create this small audio visual presentation that tells you this story of Delhi: Afsana-e-Dilli! Hope you’ll like it
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Delhi Tourist Guide

Delhi Tourist Guide

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  • Updated: 12 Mar 2011
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Send Feedback - mbkhurshid@gmail.com. A brief history and attractions of Delhi
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Delhi Sultanate -History of India - Remember easily- Mamluk Khilji Tughlaq Sayyid Lodhi dynasty

Delhi Sultanate -History of India - Remember easily- Mamluk Khilji Tughlaq Sayyid Lodhi dynasty

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  • Updated: 01 Jul 2016
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Here is the video for Indian History in Hindi for remembering the name of Sultans periods and important facts about Delhi Sultanate for educational purpose. You will know more about Qutubuddin Aibak ,Iltumish Raziya Sultana, Alauddin Khilji,Muhammad bin Tughluq,Ibrahim Lodi etc. The video is meant for rough information only, the information may not be 100% correct and we do not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect or religion. For accurate information, please check other authentic documents. Don't forget to view this video again after 10-15 days so that you should not forget what you remember now.
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History underground: The forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Delhi!

History underground: The forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Delhi!

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  • Updated: 17 Aug 2012
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A short film on the forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Old and New Delhi, India. Nizamuddin Baoli: Built in the 14th century by Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, this step well served as a water reservoir in olden days. Recently, after its 1st renovation in over 700 years it has become a popular hangout for the locals. Delhi houses numerous ancient structures including baolis or step-wells that are now a forgotten part of the city's urban sprawl. While Nizamuddin baoli still has some water in it the others have dried up or even vanished altogether. Those, which have survived the tides of time, are now waiting helplessly for restoration. The popularity of the Nizamuddin baoli is also because of its proximity to the dargah bearing the same name. Although it is illegal and unsafe, many residents have built their houses sticking to the walls of the baoli. With air conditioners jutting out of worn-out walls it becomes more dangerous for the boys to jump in the pool. Rajaon ki baoli: Another magnificent baoli in the capital is the Rajaon ki baoli situated near Adam Khan's tomb in Mehrauli. Daulat Khan built this three-storied marvel in 1516 during the Lodhi reign; which showcases the brilliance of the ancient Indian architecture and engineering. With 12 pillars standing at its borders the baoli is a spectacular structure. The masons earlier used it for some time, which gave it, its name -- Rajaon ki Baoli! What makes this baoli distinct is that its entire structure is subterranean. The outer structure is concealed and on approaching the entrance, only the top floor of the baoli is visible. Gradually, as one moves further, the lower levels come into view. Gandhak ki baoli: About one hundred meters south of the Adam Khan tomb lies another baoli in Mehrauli. It is Gandhak ki baoli, which owes its origin to Iltumish of the slave dynasty. The well gets its name from the sulphur: known as gandhak, in the water; which was known for its medicinal properties. Ranking as the largest in Delhi, the five-tiered Gandhak ki baoli is spread across expansively and has supplied water to the nearby areas for centuries. Also known as the diving well, it was earlier used by the locals for diving. What was the pride of ancient rulers is now in immediate need of revival and restoration. Indian archeologists have tried to restore the water through other means but it has not been a success till now. With its fading charm it is in danger of being forgotten completely like so many other monuments. Red fort Baoli: Further away, the baoli of the famous Red Fort or the Laal Qilla of Delhi is lesser known. The distinct structure of the baoli has steps going down from two sides, which converge at a pit attached to the well. Unlike other step wells this one is fenced-in and locked. In comparison to the others this baoli does not have many visitors, as not many people know of its existence. Perhaps it is because this baoli is locked throughout the year but the one day when it is open to all is the 15th of August - the independence day of India. Many say that it was built in the 14th century whereas the fort is a 17th century construction. The lonesome step well lies silently, witness to countless events of the past. Also, not many people know that the baoli was used as a prison. This is only evident when you visit the baoli as etched on stone are the names of the officers of the Indian National Army who were confined here in 1945 and 46 during the freedom movement. Agrasen ki baoli: In deep contrast to the silence of other baolis, Agrasen ki baoli lies amid business towers and a residential area. Although it is not certain but the credit for building this step-well goes to King Agrasen, which also gives the baoli its name. A 14th century construction, this baoli is lined on both sides with chambers and niches. The 104 steps of the well descend into the well's dried bottom, which has three levels. Being in the middle of a residential area, this baoli has more visitors in comparison to others. 60 meters wide and 15 meters long, this baoli is also in desperate need of renovation like the others. The ancient structures that are an integral part of our heritage need restoration and attention from us today. This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com
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