Author Arya Sethi

Arya is the Founder-editor of PublicTunes Media and the Chief Editor of Insaniyat Magazine. PublicTunes Media is an open resource for the history, arts, and culture of India, and also the network which produces Insaniyat Magazine. Arya has had a long stint in the field of Arts and Humanities, as he has served as an Art Director for various international festivals. Arya specializes in the history and culture of Delhi, and that is reflected in his work which follows a line of the eccentric Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb Culture. Arya has also transcended into different fields by venturing into travel writing, as his first travel-based account about a journey across India in only 540Rs, is all set to release later this year. A unique aspect of Arya is that he carves his work through oral accounts and stories of people living on the edge, while taking influence from the environment and a socio-cultural atmosphere which also inspires him to explore new themes and auras of history. History, heritage, art, people, culture, food, music, and travel is what Arya feeds on for his curiosity as a history buff.

Ye Photo Bengal Jayega (Insaniyat Archives)

Delhi-6 is designed in a pattern where there are different settlements for different professions. The washermen, entertainers, hakims, have their own separate area. During our little exploration to get the best photograph, we decided to go and visit the area inhabitated by the Bawarchis of purani dilli. As we entered these lanes, we were treated…

Delhi: A Critical Eulogy

of all the things used to describe delhi/dilli/दिल्ली, I’d call it — the crossbred offspring of the numerous rulers from the Sultanate, Mughals, the Angrez Sahibs and placid poetry of Mir and Ghalib. a candle-like queen that never sleeps. * her hand opens and closes and opens and closes, to give and to hold if…

Studying Mughal Warfare under Babur

The creation of the Mughal empire was more than a political transition, rather it was the start of an era that changed the nature of warfare in South Asia. The Mughal empire laid its claims in present-day Indian territory in 1526, when the Battle of Panipat took place between the Timurid, Zahiruddin Babur, and the…

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