The Mughal Emperors were great lovers of nature.

The Mughal rulers were great lovers of nature. They took pleasure in spending their time in building beautiful forts and gardens. The famous Mughal gardens like the Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh are important elements of our cultural heritage. There were waterways and fountains criss-crossing these gardens and finally, there were gardens with stages…

Rise of Islam And Sufism in India

The Muslims first came to India in the eighth century AD mainly as traders. They were fascinated by the socio-cultural scenario in this country and decided to make India their home. The traders who came to India from Central and West Asia carried back with them traces of Indian science and culture. As a result they became cultural ambassadors of India by disseminating this knowledge to the Islamic world and from there to Europe. The immigrant Muslims also entered into matrimonial alliances with the local people and learned to live together in harmony. There was mutual exchange of ideas and customs. The Hindus and Muslims influenced each other equally in dress, speech, manners, customs and intellectual pursuits. The Muslims also brought with them their religion, Islam which had a deep impact on Indian society and culture. Let us find out more about Prophet Mohammad and Islam in this lesson. Prophet Mohammad preached Islam in the seventh century AD in Arabia. He was born in AD 5 71 in the Quraysh tribe of Arabia.

Sparta – The great rival of Athens

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In ancient Greece, the great rival of Athens was Sparta. Sparta was a town in southern Greece. It was already there in the Late Bronze Age, and appears in Homer’s Odyssey as the kingdom of Menelaus and Helen. Image Credit: During the Dark Ages, Sparta declined like other…

Tanta – A city in Egypt

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The name Tanta is ancient name that was known in Egypt since thousands of years. The Pharaohs have called this area Tanaso in the ancient Egyptian history and it was one of the towns of the fifth province of ancient Egypt. In the 4th century BC, the Greeks have…