Jats: The legacy of the warrior race

Figure 1: Insignia of the present 9th Jat regiment Subscribe to get access Read more of this content when you subscribe today. Log in 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…… Continue reading Jats: The legacy of the warrior race

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…… Continue reading Alexander Cunningham & Excavation of Coins

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

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