Thursday, July 7, 2011

History is a boring subject!

“You teach History and have done lot of research in medieval History.” A kid raised his one eyebrow in surprise while talking to the Professor of History. “History is a boring subject! There are so many names and dates to remember!”
“If you read History like a story then you will enjoy it and will find it interesting.” Prof. said.
“I ask you a riddle if you answer it correctly I will accept History is an interesting subject otherwise you have to accept that History is a very boring subject.”
“Fine.” Prof. accepted the challenge.
“During the reign of Akbar once Yamuna in Agra was flooded but the most surprising fact was that Taj Mahal didn’t drown. Why?”
Prof. looked bewildered as he had never heard of flood during Akbar’s reign.

Do you know the answer?


  1. Taj mahal was not built during Akbar's time

  2. @above comment is the right answer :)

  3. yes I agree Taj Mahal was not built during Akbar ..supremacy!

  4. I can not answer the riddle without looking in a book, I studied only European middle and early modern history.

  5. Chandrika,

    Was he really a history professor? It is so well known that Shahjahan got it built in memory of his wife Mumtaz. And any history student also worth his salt will know that Akbar ruled before him.

    Take care