Frederic Salmon Growse: The Man that built Bulandshahr in the 19th Century

During his stay, as he sought to realize a vision both playful and Mughal-like, he reconstructed the market square, built a Bathing Ghat on the river bank, laid out a public garden and tank, and began constructing a new Town Hall; in the outlying municipality of Khurja, the district’s commercial center, he built a new marketplace and bazaar.

Biodiversity and the Built Environment

Therefore, it becomes evident that there exists a tripartite relationship between the biodiversity of the region, the technological infrastructure, and the history of the region which are inextricably embedded in the nuanced legacy of Bulandshahr.

Fauna

The Bulandshahr Doab region is rich when it comes to fauna. Historically, the Ganga-Yamuna region was densely forested, and the thick forest cover was scarcely interrupted by pockets of villages and settlements. According to historical texts and records wild elephants, buffalos, bison, rhinoceroses, lions, and tigers were hunted here. This… Continue reading Fauna

Flora

The alluvial soil of the region has allowed for a wide variety of flora at Bulandshahr. Interestingly, the plants of this region are imbued with cultural meaning and are often of great social and historical importance. Take for example the Babul tree. Also known as the Acacia nilotica, the Babul… Continue reading Flora

Arts and Crafts

It promotes the rich heritage of the local craftsmanship and aims to encourage a business model to conserve the local arts and crafts and profit the artisans and the local economy of the place.

Water Histories

Bulandshahr has a great water network with Ganges on one side and Yamuna on the other. The rivers have been a major contribution in Bulandshahr’s history which enables to lay an understanding on the contemporary design both natural and built environment. It also helps in discovering the ancient roots of… Continue reading Water Histories

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