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.

An Introduction to Family Genealogy

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 in the past. – Alison…… Continue reading An Introduction to Family Genealogy

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 riverine…… Continue reading Flora

Kishwar Naheed: I am not that woman

Kishwar Naheed is an eminent Urdu poet known for expressing bold feminist and political concerns. She was born in 1940 in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh (then United Province), into a Sayed Muslim family. Her contribution to the literary field is exemplary. Her gazals and nazms have made many people fall in love with Urdu literature yet…… Continue reading Kishwar Naheed: I am not that woman

Humans of Bulandshahr

Bulandshahr has been a hometown for many notable persons from ancient to modern India. This recognizes their contributions to humankind and to Bulandshahr’s history. If you would like to contribute to this list then please visit our ‘Contribute Now’ button. CHAUDHRY CHARAN SINGHChaudhry Charan Singh was born in the Noopur in the then Bulandshahr District.…… Continue reading Humans of Bulandshahr

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 is…… Continue reading Ramsar Wetlands: A rich biodiversity