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I hope that you found this blog useful. This blog was created on 1st January, 2013. Thanks to Google for providing me such a wonderful platform.

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Main topics in this blog are listed below:

Indian History: You can learn some of the interesting events in Indian history here. I am mainly referring the book "The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians. The Muhammadan Period" by H. M. Elliot, to write history posts. It is sad to say that there are not much historical records about the Hindu Rajputs.

Flower Pictures: Not just because I have a BSc in Botany, I am very much interested in gardening. Since my childhood I loved flowers and pets. We mainly have Coconut trees, Banana plants, Mango trees and Areca nut palms in our house compound. There are many garden plants too. I have shared some of my garden's pictures and I hope it could be useful for anyone interested in plants and wish to know their botanical names.

Blogger Tips: I have done a basic course in web designing. I have some tips for you to make your blogger blog load faster and to beautify it.

Photoshop Frames and Designs:

The frames are free to use, whether it's directly saved from the blog or downloaded from Google drive. If you need any of the Frames' high resolution files, I can provide you with the link.

This blog can be best viewed on Chrome. Have any suggestions or want to advertise here? Please feel free to contact me at anjanaparadise@gmail.com.

Images on this Blog:

All the images under the categories: Blogging, Designs, Miscellaneous and Flowers of Kerala belongs to me.

Image Credits:

Alexander's Invasion of India: "Alexander the Great in His Conquest of Asia" (The Walters); "Alexander and Porus" (Wikipedia)

Chand Sultana, the Warrior Queen of Ahmednagar: "Chand Bibi Hawking" (British Museum); "Chand Bibi" (Rietberg)

The Legend of Bhagmati, Queen of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah: "Bhagmati" (Dolls of India)

The Bahmani Sultanate: Emergence and Decline: "Mahmud Gawan's Madrasa" (Museums of India); "Yusuf Adil Shah" (Royal Collection Trust)

Historical Romance: Dewal Devi and Khizr Khan: "Dewal Devi" (Dolls of India)

The Legend of Rani Padmini, Queen of Chittor: "Rani Padmini" (Dolls of India)

Timur and His Descendants: "Timur" (WorldImages)

Anglo Mysore Wars: Second Anglo Mysore War—Treaty of Mangalore: "Surrender of Baillie to Hyder Ali" (eBay); "Hyder Ali" (eBay)

Mysore Palace and the Wodeyar Dynasty: "Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV" (eBay)

Mysore Invasion of Kerala: Hyder Ali's Invasion: "Tipu's Fort" (Kerala Tourism)

Prithviraj Chauhan: The Great Warrior of India: "Prithviraj Chauhan & Sanyogita" (Museums of India)

Was Akbar the First Muslim King to Marry a Hindu Princess?: "Bubuji Khanum" (Dolls of India)

How Did Humayun Regain His Empire?: "Shah Tahmasp receiving Humayun" (WorldImages)

Who Sent a Rakhi to Humayun Seeking His Help: "Rani Karmavati" (Dolls of India)

The Short Reign of Shah Alam Bahadur Shah, Son of Aurangzeb: "Shah Alam Bahadur Shah" (Bibliothèque nationale de France & Victoria and Albert Museum)

Princess Zeb-un-Nissa, the Gifted Daughter of Aurangzeb: "Zeb-un-Nissa" (Dolls of India)

Internal Revolts among the Mughals: Revolt of Prince Akbar: "Aurangzeb" (Lofty); "Prince Akbar" (Lofty)

Dara Shukoh, a Forgotten Prince: "Dara Shukoh" (The British Library); "Dara Shikoh with Mian Mir and Mulla Shah" (Freer and Sackler Galleries); "Dara Shukoh and Nadira Banu Begum" (The David Collection)

Historical Romance: Rupmati and Baz Bahadur: "Rupmati" (Dolls of India)

Facts About the Peacock Throne: "Muhammad Shah and Nadir Shah" (Christie's and Wikipedia)

Mughal Romance: Nur Jahan and Jahangir: "Nur Jahan" (eBay); "Jahangir" (The Met)

Mughal Romance: Hira Bai and Aurangzeb: "Hirabai" (Dolls of India); "Aurangzeb" (Eskenazi Museum)

Mughal Romance: Lal Kunwar and Jahandar Shah: "Lal Kunwar" (Victoria and Albert Museum)

The Mughal Rulers from 1707-1857: "Muhammad Shah" (The British Library); "Shah Alam II"(eBay); "Zinat Mahal and Bahadur Shah Zafar" (The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple)

The Mughal Rulers from 1526-1707: "Akbar and his Queen" (Dolls of India); "Jahangir offers jewels to Asaf Khan" (Sotheby's); "Aurangzeb" (Sotheby's), "Babur" (Museums of India)

Facts About Taj Mahal: "Mumtaz Mahal" (eBay) "Shah Jahan" (eBay)

Who Was the Rajput Wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar?: "Akbar" (Fine Art America)

Internal Revolts among the Mughals: Revolt of Shah Jahan: "Prince Khusrau" (Cleveland Museum); "Khusrau's Wife" (Royal Collection Trust)

Internal Revolts among the Mughals: Jahangir with Akbar & Khusrau with Jahangir: "Jahangir"(eBay); "Jahangir in Durbar" (Museums of India), "Prince Khusrau" (Museums of India)

Rise of Delhi Sultanate: "Iltutmish" (eBay)

The Deccan Sultanates: "The Adil Shahis of Bijapur" (Royal Collection Trust); "Muhammad Adil Shah" (Sotheby's); Fatheh-ullah Imad Shah (Sotheby's); Quli Qutub Shah (Bonhams)

Mahmud's Conquest of the Somnath Temple: "Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni" (British Museum); "Somnath Temple" (British Library)

Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya: A Forgotten King: "Hemu" (eBay)

Radiyya (Raziyya): The Slave Empress of India: "Razia Sultan" (Museums of India)

The British Library; Victoria and Albert Museum; Freer and Sackler Galleries; Sotheby's; Christie's Auctions; Lofty Marketplace; Bibliothèque nationale de France; The Met Museum of Art; Museums of India; Fine Art America; The IMAGE Project - California State University; Dolls of IndiaThe David Collection; Eskenazi Museum of ArtCleveland Museum of ArtRoyal Collection TrustThe Walters Art MuseumKerala TourismBritish MuseumBonhamsMuseum Rietberg

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A little about me: I was born in 1982. I live in Kerala, India. I do regularly update my blog. Thank you for visiting and check back often!