“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in India

Great War Memorial at St. Francis Catholic Church and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Raj Rao, August 9, 2019
Great War Memorial at St. Francis Catholic Church and Marker
1India, Kerala (Ernakulam), Kochi — Great War Memorial at St. Francis Catholic Church
To the Glory of God and in Memory of Lieut: Col: J.J.P. Quinn, I.R. Maj: A.P. Atal, I.M.S. Maj: J.N. Black, Somerset Light Infantry. Capt: B.V. Falls, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Capt: W.A. Gover Capt: I.F. Mackay, Gordon Highlanders. Capt: E.G . . . Map (db m138465) WM
2India, Kerala (Ernakulam), Kochi — Paradesi Synagogue
Paradesi Synagogue Stabilisation and Conservation of the Clock Tower A project of World Monuments Fund Jewish Heritage Program In partnership with the Jewish Community of Cochin and the National Culture Fund The World Monuments Fund (WMF) . . . Map (db m137909) HM
3India, Maharashtra (Aurangabad District), Ajanta — Cave No. 1 / गुफा क़. 1
This is one of the finest monasteries (35.7 X 27.6 m) of its kind and no other monastery at Ajanta has been so handsomely ornamented. The Mahayana monastery consists of an open courtyard, verandah, a hypostylar hall, sanctum with an antechamber . . . Map (db m144465) HM
4India, Maharashtra (Mumbai City District), Mumbai — Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (formerly Victoria) Terminus — World Heritage Monument
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus building has been inscribed upon the world heritage list of the convention concerning the protection of the world culture and natural heritage inscription on this list conforms the exceptional universal value . . . Map (db m144418) HM
5India, National Capital Territory of Delhi (Central Delhi District), New Delhi — Diwan-i-Khas
Diwan-i-Khas also known as 'Shah Mahal' was the Hall of Private Audience used by the Emperor for receiving selected courtiers and visitors. It consists of a rectangular central chamber, surrounded by series of arches rising from piers. The . . . Map (db m144850) HM
6India, National Capital Territory of Delhi (Central Delhi District), New Delhi — Naubat Khana
The Naubat or Naggar Khana (Drum House) stands at the entrance to the palatial complex. In its days of glory, musicians from the Naubat Khana announced the arrival of the Emperor or other prominent dignitaries at the court of the public . . . Map (db m144852) HM
7India, National Capital Territory of Delhi (New Delhi District), New Delhi — Iron Pillar
In the courtyard of the Quwwat-Ul-Islam mosque this famous iron pillar is situated, which bears a Sanskrit inscription in Gupta Period Brahmi script, palaeographically assignable to the Fourth Century, a date wnich is also confirmed by the peculiar . . . Map (db m144953) HM
8India, Rajasthan (Jaipur District), Amer — Diwān-i-Khās
One of the attractions of the Amber Palace is the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience. Constructed during the period of Mirza Raja Jai Singh (1621-67 A.D.), it was for this reason also called Jai Mandir and because of the beautiful . . . Map (db m144910) HM
9India, Rajasthan (Jodhpur District), Jodhpur — Rathores of Marwar - Jodhpur
The Rathore kings of Marwar are Rajputs, a term that denotes their status as the descendants of Kshatriyas, the traditional Hindu warrior caste. Within Rajputs, the Rathores are a clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs who claim descent from the Sun . . . Map (db m144911) HM
10India, Uttar Pradesh (Agra District), Agra — The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal a marvel on marble was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in commemoration of his favourite wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan married Arjumand Bano Bagum (Mumtaz Mahal), grand daughter of I'timad-Ud- Daula, the Wazir of . . . Map (db m144748) HM
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