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Know the City All cities take time to build and have many stories to discover. Humans. Architecture. Culture. Heritage. Nature. Environment 1857 Mutiny Destination Guides Follow on Intagram Frederic Salmon Growse: The Man that built Bulandshahr in the 19th Century The ‘Bulandshahr Legacy’ Project is presented in collaboration with the following esteemed institutions and their faculty and students The Kala Chaupal Trust is proud to be in a memorandum of understanding with the department of tourism toContinue reading “Home”

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Know the City All cities take time to build and have many stories to discover. Humans. Architecture. Culture. Heritage. Nature. Environment

Collaborated Projects

Collaborations for the ‘Bulandshahr Legacy’ project BULANDSHAHR HERITAGE CONSERVATION INITIATIVE (BCHI)  with Centre for Heritage Conservation (CHC). Directed Research Projects and site schools are underway. Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC), CRDF has been recognised as one of the Expert Heritage Bodies by the National Monuments Authority, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The Kala Chaupal Trust is proud to be in memorandum of understanding with Department of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh to collaboratively works on Arts, Culture, Heritage andContinue reading “Collaborated Projects”

Upper Ganges Wetland Biodiversity Maps

‘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 our efforts by students from Jindal School of Art and Architecture, Sonepat (https://jgu.edu.in/jsaa/) and Shiv Nadar University, Noida (https://shssci.snu.edu.in/). We would like to gratefully acknowledge our partnersContinue reading “Upper Ganges Wetland Biodiversity Maps”

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.

Alexander Cunningham & Excavation of Coins

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 into archeology and excavation of coins that Bulandshahr is known for – has a complex and layered history. James Prinsep’s (in charge of Calcutta mint) interest inContinue reading “Alexander Cunningham & Excavation of Coins”

Fauna

The Bulandshahr Doab region is rich when it comes to fauna. Historically, the Ganga-Yamuna region was densely forested, and the thick forest

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