Amid the rush of medieval travellers who made a beeline for India was a Russian merchant and adventurer whose journal is a valuable resource even today. Afanasy Nikitin’s time here was so fascinating that it even inspired a Hindi movie!
What do the historic sites of Bidar, Mandu, Naldurg, Telangana’s Ramappa Temple and the Ajanta and Ellora caves have in common? Well, it’s the legendary archaeologist Ghulam Yazdani, who was the first to study and document these sites. Yet he is barely remembered. We trace his journey
The first Muslim dynasty of the Deccan the Bahmanis remain an enigma. We headed to Daulatabad, Gulbarga and Bidar their old capitals, to trace their story and how they set the ball rolling for a new Dakhini culture with Author and Historian Helen Philon who has done decades of research on them