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 ofContinue reading “Alexander Cunningham & Excavation of Coins”

An Introduction to Family Genealogy

The term “genealogy” has held the public interest and started numerous debates for centuries. The study of family genealogy is concerned

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 tree is an important riverineContinue reading “Flora”

Ramsar Wetlands: A rich biodiversity

The rich and unique biodiversity of the region is an added layer of intrigue to the historical city of Bulandshahr. Located in western Uttar Pradesh and situated in the fertile Doab region, Bulandshahr is richly endowed with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Interestingly, like its many other legacies, the biodiversity of Bulandshahr isContinue reading “Ramsar Wetlands: A rich biodiversity”

Water History

The Doab Bulandshahr district, forming a part of Ganga-Yamuna Doab, lies in the western part of U.P. Eastern boundary of the district being define by river Ganga. The district is almost a monotonous plain with occurrence of sand dunes, and sandy ridges, ravineous tracts and depressions close to river Ganga. At times, close to otherContinue reading “Water History”