Around Delhi

Next week, I will be stepping away from my research for about a month. Before I do, I wanted to post some remaining photos of sightseeing around Delhi. These were taken over the past two months.

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At the Hauz Khas Complex in South Delhi. The complex houses a madrasa which was one a center of Islamic learning during the Delhi sultanate era, thirteenth century (November 1).

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From the other side of Hauz Khas Lake (November 1)

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At the 35th India International Trade Fair held at Pragati Maidan. Vendors from all across India to the massive fair grounds to showcase their wares (November 21).

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The Martyr’s Column at Gandhi Smirti, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life. This is the exact spot where he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948 (November 22).

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A.R. Rahman, prolific musician and soundtrack composer for hundreds of Indian films, performs at the Weekender music festival held in Dwarka (November 28).

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At a qawalli at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. Every Thursday night, musicians perform qawwali, Sufi devotional music, at this dargah (shrine) for the Indian Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin which was built in the sixteenth century (December 3).

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Haus Kauz Connection, a band that fuses classical Indian instrumentation with jazz, performs a free concert at the Indian Habitat Centre (December 4).

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The birds of Lodhi Garden (December 13)

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