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.

STUDYING HAZRAT AMIR KHUSRAU DEHLAVI

Hazrat Amir Khusrau lived from 1253 to 1325 CE which made him live through the period of 11 different Sultans of the Delhi Sultanate, from Ghiyasuddin Balban to Mohammad Bin Tughlaq. Referred to as “Parrot of India” (Tuti-e-Hind), “Voice of India”, “Father of Urdu Literature”, “Father of qawwali”, Ab’ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow, better known…

SouganDilli: An Indo-Iranian Adhuri Kahani

SouganDilli Indo-Iranian Adhuri Kahani (An incomplete Indo-Iranian story) Author: Sougand Akbarian Publisher: Damick Publications SouganDilli is a new book in a new genre of romance and travel by an Iranian girl, Sougand Akbarian, that recently launched in India and Amazon and soon in paperback. A new book that will never get old, because have you…

THE LOST CAPITAL: PANDUA

The Malda district in North West Bengal, which has been a pilgrimage site for years, has today lost its importance in the books of history, and has become the lost capital. Located 19km away from the administrative center of English Bazaar, stand the ruins of the old capital city of Pandua, also called as Hazrat…

CULINARY TRADITIONS OF RAJASTHAN

Rajasthan is a land that is rich with history and stories of color, tradition, art, and food. Each part of the city is embossed with the beauty that can be enjoyed in the different forms of tapestry and the gastronomical experiences that can give anyone taste pallet a gala time. Dishes such as Bhujias, Jalewas,…

TUGHLAQABAD AND THE CITIES OF DELHI

After Iltutmish’s Mehrauli, Allaudin Khilji’s Siri, Tughlaqabad became the third city of Delhi built by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq. Delhi is built up of 7 cities, namely, Mehrauli, Siri, Tughlaqabad, Jahapanah, Kushke Ferozabad, Purana Qila and Shahjahanabad, in chronological order. Out of these 7 cities, only 2 cities (Mehrauli and Shahjahanabad) were urban centers and the rest…

JAUNPUR AND THE SHARQIS

Jaunpur, a township of about 100kn away from Allahabad is home to magnificent palaces and mosques that can take anyone’s breathe away. The story of this town is even more fascinating than the palatial styled homes found in every corner of the city. The city was founded by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1359 and was…

THE CHATTARDIS OF BHUJ

Rulers like to be remembered long after they are gone and in the medieval times, the rulers of central and western India believed that building monuments and cenotaphs were an excellent way to be remembered. Hence Umbrella shaped cenotaphs became very common in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. One such ruling class famous for their…

THE TOMB OF ADHAM KHAN

Delhi, the capital of India is known for its vibrancy, culture and illustrious past. Delhi is built up of 8 cities, with the first one being Mehrauli built by the pioneers of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mamluks, or the Slave Dynasty as people recognize them. Today Mehrauli is not just a place known for its…

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