‘BULANDSHAHR LEGACY’ (www.kalachaupal.org) is an NGO led people action project to protect the natural and built heritage of a Tier B town. Bulandshahr is a district in Uttar Pradesh India and plays host to the Upper Ganges Ramsar site which also spills into the neighbouring districts. We are joined in… Continue reading Upper Ganges Wetland Biodiversity Maps
It is said that in a Jat village, it is nearly impossible to find a single-family that does not have at least one member serving in the armed forces. Since the colonial era, the Jat community has been designated as a “martial race” and to date constitutes a large percentage… Continue reading Jats: The legacy of the warrior race
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.
Alexander Cunningham came to India in 1833, at the tender age of 19, under the East India Company as an army engineer. His life is characterized under two parts, his army life and what he was better known for – Director of Indian Archeological Survey. The history of Cunningham’s exploits… Continue reading Alexander Cunningham & Excavation of Coins
Everyone does family history nowadays. Genealogy used to belong only to the wealthy; once upon a time only they owned a past and laid claim to a history based on land and property. Now everyone who can use a computer or go to a local records office has a stake… Continue reading An Introduction to Family Genealogy
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.
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
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
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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