In the course of our research we come across a lot of niche websites on history and travel. Here are some of the better ones.
We hope you find them useful and that their creators get some traffic from us in as appreciation for the wonderful work they are doing!
- Ancient Voice: Everything (yes, everything!) about the Mahabharata
- Archnet: Resource on Islamic Architecture supported by MIT and the Aga Khan Trust, among others
- Arvind Venkataraman's Picasa Albums: Photographs of South Indian (mostly Tamil Nadu) temples
- Encyclopaedia Britannica: Down, but not out!
- Forgotten Books: Download scanned PDFs of old books, pay to get better quality (more legible) versions
- Google Books: Treasure trove of out-of-copyright books; best of all, the text is searchable!
- Hallagulla: Forum on Urdu Poetry
- Harappa: Information on Indus Valley and other historical sites. Not too well-organized so spend some time digging around!
- Islamic Art: Information on Islamic art and architecture
- Kala Darshana: Information on medieval Indian sites and temples
- Kapadia: Information on Bahadur Shah Zafar and Chughtai
- Mughals: Information about the Mughals on the Washington State University website
- Mughal Gardens: Learn about Mughal-era gardens
- Old Poetry: Poetry of the ages, including material by historical personalities like Tagore, Ghalib, Bahadur Shah Zafar
- Sikh History: A lot about Sikhs, including Sikh gurus, historical events and more
- Victorian Peeper: Information on 19th century Britain
Cityscapes and Travel
- Delhi Photo Diary: A photoblog on Delhi that has crossed over 500 posts!
- Kunzum: Travel blog, resources and even a Cafe at Hauz Khas!
- DeTours: Off-the-beaten-track trails in Hyderabad and surroundings
- Backpakker Blog: Travel writing with focus on South India