The Sultan’s siege of Kathmandu

  He came to Kathmandu with around 20,000 men… His objective: to plunder, pillage and demolish everything.┬áThe celebrated historian Baburam Acharya thus described the Sultan’s attack on Nepal Valley. When he left, the city was ransacked, people displaced from their homes and monuments which took hundreds of years to build razed. Only Shiva, the lord […]

Why was Alauddin Khilji’s coin minted in Nepal?

It would not be a hyperbole to say that the name ‘Alauddin Khilji’ was until recently limited to Indian history books. The 14th century┬áSultan, considered one of the most powerful rulers of Delhi’s Khalji dynasty, has captured the imagination of billions of people, hundreds of years after his death–thanks to Ranveer Singh, who portrays the […]