Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Purana Qila

The Purana Qila, old fort, is the Din-panah--refuge of the heart--that Humayan started to build before he was defeated by Sher Shah and fled India.
Sher Shah added to it and Humayan moved back in when he returned to Delhi. 
There's not much left of it but the impressive gates and walls.
Every day there is a light show projected on to the northern gate of the fort.  It is called Ishq ki Dilli, meaning "Love Delhi".
While it has little to do with Humayan or the fort, it's still an appropriate presentation because Humayan was one of the lovers of Delhi.
And that made for two good reasons why I needed to see Purana Qila.

1. It was time to see where Humayan died.
2.  I, too, am a lover of Delhi.

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