Gonds Of Bhopal

Gonds Of Bhopal

Gonds Of Bhopal. On 2 July 2001, on the Japanese island of Honshu, Jangarh Singh Shyam  hanged himself from the ceiling fan in his room. He had been living at the Mithila Museum on an arts residency. He was 37. Two worlds mourned Jangarh — artists and central India’s Gond community. The rest of usRead more about Gonds Of Bhopal[…]

Bhopal and Pindaris

Bhopal and Pindaris

Bhopal and Pindaris. Pindharis belonged to the valleys of Narmada, and Bhopal staged many important episodes of their life. Pindaris true history has perhaps not yet been written. The profuse British accounts suffer from a natural bias created by the last years of their activities perpetuating the impression that the Pindaris were the enemies ofRead more about Bhopal and Pindaris[…]

Lake Of Bhopal

Lake Of Bhopal

Lake Of Bhopal. Bhopal, the name, is supposed to be derived from the phrase “BhojPal” meaning the dam of Bhoj. The present Bhopal lake, known as the Upper Lake or “Bada taal” is ascribed to Raja Bhoj, the Paramara ruler who ruled from 1010-1055 AD. It is a little known fact that this water bodyRead more about Lake Of Bhopal[…]

Waterhouse Photographs – Bhopal and surroundings

Waterhouse Photographs – Bhopal and surroundings

In a compelling chapter on sartorial conventions by Rosemary Crill from the V&A, London, Crill describes the begums as ‘wearing an elaborate embroidered and plumed hat and, like so many of Waterhouse’s subjects, apparently enjoying the photographic session. How Waterhouse arranged the photographing of Shah Jahan is unclear, since although a number of portraits wereRead more about Waterhouse Photographs – Bhopal and surroundings[…]

Bhopal Ice cream

Bhopal Ice cream

Bhopal Ice cream. After 1947, Bhopal commissioner marked the Roshanpura area (then called the Roshanpura Naka) of Bhopal as the outer boundary of the city. The city started to crawl out of the Polytechnic Square after Bhopal was declared the capital of Madhya Pradesh.  Bungalows, buildings were built in the area named Tatya Tope NagarRead more about Bhopal Ice cream[…]