DELHI AND AGRA
Map of India. India, Persian gulf, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalayas, Delhi
Rickshaw. Human-powered transport for one or two passengers
Fabindia. Manufacturer and merchandiser of Indian fabrics.
Sari. Traditional South Asian female garment consisting of a length or cloth draped or wrapped around the body.
Agra. Ancient city in Uttar Pradesh.
Chandni Chowk. A busy and ancient market in Delhi.
Churi Walan. Area in city of Delhi.
Hanuman. (Monkey God) A Hindu deity.
Lingam. A symbol for the worship of the Hindu god Shiva.
Kinari Bazaar. Delhi’s largest market dealing in wedding accessories
Sitar. A plucked stringed instrument used in classical and contemporary Indian music.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitar
Fateh Ali. A contemporary Delhi musician.
Connaught Place. Delhi’s largest financial, commercial and business center.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connaught_Place,_New_Delhiwww.mapsofindia.com/maps/delhi/delhiconnaughtplace.htm www.connaughtplacemall.com/
Chawri Bazaar. A Delhi market for brass, copper, and paper products.www.wikitravel.org/en/Footloose_in_Old_Delhi www.indfy.com/places-to-see-in-delhi/old-delhi/chawri-bazaar.htm
Autorickshaw. A motorized three-wheel vehicle commonly used as a taxicab in asian countries.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_rickshaw
Delhi-wallah. A resident of Delhi.
Hinduism. The world’s oldest and third-largest religion www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism
Swastika. An equilateral cross with each arm bent at a right angle which is commonly used either as a decoration or as a religious symbol. Use of the swastika has become controversial since it was used by the Nazis in the early 20C Third Reich.
Sanskrit. A classical Indo-European language that is the origin of many modern Indian languages.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit
Hanuman temple. Hanuman Madir is a famous 18C Hindu temple in central Delhi.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman_Temple,_Connaught_Circus
Karol Bagh. A central shopping district in Delhi.
Puja. An offering to a god.
Kali. A Hindu deity variously portrayed as an annilator, a liberator, mother goddess and ruler of death.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C4%81l%C4%AB
Gurudwara Bangla. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh place of work in Delhi.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurdwara_Bangla_Sahib
Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak Dev was the 15C founder of Sikhism.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Nanak
Caste system. A traditional Indian system of social organization which emphasizes stratification and separation based mainly on heredity. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_caste_system
Guru Gobind Singh. The tenth Guru of the Sikh religion.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Gobind_Singh
Odissi. A traditional Indian dance.
Madhavi Mudgal. A contemporary Indian dancer.
Arushi Mudgal. A contemporary Indian dancer.
Meena Bazaar. A Delhi shopping area also known as ‘Chhatta Chowk Bazaar’
Red Fort. The Delhi Red Fort also known as Lal Qil’ah founded in the seventeenth century is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mogul. The Mogul or Mughal empire ruled most of the Indian Subcontinent from the sixteenth to the ealy nineteenth centuries.
Shah Jahan. Shabuddin Mohammed Shah Jahan,the seventeenth century Mughal ruler was the builder of the Taj Mahal and other buildings.
Diwan-I-Am. A palace in the Delhi Red Fort built by Shah Jahan for public meetings.www.molon.de/galleries/India/UP/Agra/RedFort/img.php?pic=12
Diwan-I-Khas. A palace in the Delhi Red Fort built by Shah Jahan for smaller meetings than the Diwan-I-Am.
Nizamuddin. Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Delhi’s most famous Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya;
Karim’s. A famous Delhi restaurant.www.thehobbsdigest.com/the_hobbs_digest/2007/06/old_delhi_karim.html
Tandoor. A cylindrical clay oven used for cooking certain types of Indian food.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandoo
Biryani. A type of rice and meat dish.
Naan. A type of bread resembling pita bread.
Assam. A northeastern state of India south of the eastern Himalayas.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assam
The Taj Mahal Hotel. A luxury hotel in Delhi.
Shalwar salmar kameez. A tradional dress worn by various people of South Asia;
Mohandas K. Gandhi. Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement.
The Agra Fort. The Agra fort about 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra.
Mumtaz Mahal. A nickname of Arjumand Banu Begum, the 17C third and favorite wife of Shah Jahan I. She is buried in the Taj Mahal.