The Tughlaq Legacy – the Genius behind the Controversies
The Tughlaq Legacy – the Genius behind the Controversies
with Gaurav Sharma


Muhammad Bin Tughlaq who is well-known for his outrageous “Farman” (Royal Decree) was the founder of the 4th city of Delhi, which he named as “Jahanpanah” (Refuge of the World). A genius who was much ahead of his time, he sadly gained more notoriety for his tantrums, brutality of measures and severity of punishments.

While you walk through this citadel of the 4th city of Delhi, you will trace the ramp through which the royal elephant used to take Muhammad Bin Tughlaq to the top of the citadel where the sultan used to inspect his troops and the vanished hall of thousand pillars, “Qasr-e-Hazar Sutun”. We will also help you uncover the stories behind the mysterious pits and learn about some typical “Tughlaq architectural” features while making you understand the inspirations behind Tughlaq’s ingenious ideas. Finally, we will visit the Jami Mosque of the 4th city of Delhi which was once the regarded as the most beautiful mosque of the world but now lies desolate and deserted.

Monuments covered Biay Mandal, Begumpuri Mosque

Target Audience History, Architecture and Story enthusiasts!
Meeting/Start Point Essex Farms entrance gate

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Gaurav Sharma's Profile
Gaurav was born in 1987 and has been a lifelong Dilliwala. He grew up amidst the multilayered culture of Delhi. He has a degree in History (honours) from Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi and subsequently he enhanced his passion for history by completing the 'INDIA: ART & CULTURE' certificate from the National Museum Institute. His experience of working in art galleries gave him a fair idea of what art connoisseurs look for. He was a history consultant with the TIMES Newspaper in Education and had a short stint at Khalsa college, St. Stephens Colleges and the Department of History at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi. His long experience of researching on historical personalities has lent him enough credentials to narrate historical events in a well researched/factual and storytelling manner.

2 Hours

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