|Humayun's Tomb @ South Delhi|
The mothers never fed their babies. Instead a milk mother would be hired who has given birth to a child around the same time. The milk mother would feed the prince and her son would be called the milk brother. Remember Maha Manga from Jodha Akbar.. She was a milk mother.
The moghuls never married their daughters except of Humayun’s Khala (Father's sister) who led a very exploited life.
Moghuls decided their burial spot before death and almost every king and queen have built a lavish tomb for themselves. Remember the Taj Mahal , the Mecca of Love ??? Its nothing but the tomb of Mumtaz ( Real Name : Arjumand Jamani) and Shah Jahan(Real Name: Prince Khurram)
Akbar was a very intelligent King who started a new religion of his own- Din-e-llahi (There is only One God) . He married Hindu Girls and both were strategies made intelligently to expand his dynasty with minimal or no opposition.
Earlier I found the idea of visiting tombs, how beautiful it may be, very very bizarre. But after reading the entire life of the moghul dynasty, I more than wanted to visit these places. Moreover, every now and then I read the news of restoration of Humayun’s tomb in news portals. Babar’s and Jehangir’s Tomb are not in India. However, Humayun’s Tomb is in South Delhi, Akbar Tomb is in Sikandara and Shah Jahan Tomb’s is in Taj Mahal Agra. Well,he wanted to make a Black Taj Mahal for himself right in front of the White Taj Mahal. However, a huge amount of Royal Treasure was already spent on the later. If he had build one for himself, the Shahi Khazana would have been Empty. Shah Jahan was adamant to build one for himself which had forced his son Aurangzeb to put him behind closed doors in Agra fort . There, he used to spend his days looking at his lady love tomb right across the river. It was his daughter Jahanara who decided to give him a decent burial and buried him besides his most beloved wife. Poor Soul..May their soul rest in peace in Taj Mahal. But considering it as a World Heritage Site and the amount of tourists who come to see Taj Mahal, I wonder they would ever be getting any peace.
|Taj Mahal @ Agra - A world Heirtage Site|
|Akbar's Tomb @ Sikandra|
|Open Kitchen of Karims|
The manager at the billing counter humbly agreed so I can take some pictures of the place.
|Billing Counter @ Karim , Nizamuddin|
If you are looking for luxury, a quiet corner for yourself, this is not the place. Don’t even expect a nicely laid table, fancy or even porcelain plates. You can call it hygienic. At the same time, expect a total stranger sitting and eating with you in the same table. Don’t worry . The food is good enough for him to hear your conversation.
|Chicken Jahangiri with Roomali Roti|
|Mutton Shorba with Tandoori Naan|