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January 24, 2018
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Chand Bibi hawking

Chand Bibi hawking. Deccan, 1700. Chand Bibi was an Indian Muslim woman warrior. She acted as the Regent of Bijapur (1580–90) and Regent of Ahmednagar (1596–99). Chand Bibi is best known for defending Ahmednagar against the Mughal forces of Emperor … Continue reading

January 16, 2018
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cambodia

i haven’t had time to write about angkor thom and angkor wat in cambodia – about their stunning history, engineering genius and magnificent artistry. we are talking about the 11th/12th century! built with blocks of sandstone brought in from a … Continue reading

January 8, 2018
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Learning to Pray by Kaveh Akbar

my friend, the brilliant pakistani writer uzma aslam khan, shared this beautiful poem with me today. “Learning to Pray” by Kaveh Akbar My father moved patiently cupping his hands beneath his chin, kneeling on a janamaz then pressing his forehead … Continue reading