India: Delhi & Agra For the Curious


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.

Taj Mahal. This mausoleum built in Agra in 1648 now is a UNESCO World Heritage

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

Dariba Kalan. Delhi jewelery and perfume market area.

Sitar. A plucked stringed instrument used in classical and contemporary Indian

Rag, Raga. A classical style of Indian music.

Fateh Ali. A contemporary Delhi musician.

Connaught Place. Delhi’s largest financial, commercial and business,

Chawri Bazaar. A Delhi market for brass, copper, and paper

Autorickshaw. A motorized three-wheel vehicle commonly used as a taxicab in asian

Delhi-wallah. A resident of Delhi.

Citiwalk Centre

Hinduism. The world’s oldest and third-largest religion

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

Hanuman temple. Hanuman Madir is a famous 18C Hindu temple in central,_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

Gurudwara Bangla. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh place of work in

Punjab. An area comprising much of northern India and eastern

Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak Dev was the 15C founder of

Sikhism. The fifth-largest religion in the world, founded in fifteenth century northern

Caste system. A traditional Indian system of social organization which emphasizes stratification and separation based mainly on heredity.

Guru Gobind Singh. The tenth Guru of the Sikh

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’

Jama Masjid. The 17C Masjid-I-Jahan Numa is a prominent mosque in,_Delhi

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

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;

Moghul cuisine. Varied and elaborate cuisine of the Mughal empire.

Karim’s. A famous Delhi

Tandoor. A cylindrical clay oven used for cooking certain types of Indian

Biryani. A type of rice and meat dish.

Naan. A type of bread resembling pita bread.

Roti. A traditional type of Indian bread.

Dhal, Dal. A dish made of beans or lentils.

Dhritiman Deori. An Indian musician.

Assam. A northeastern state of India south of the eastern

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.

Gandhi Memorial Museum The National Gandhi Museum aims to promote and propagate the life, work and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi

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.