Tag Archives: History

Adalaj Vav: An Illustration of Love and Religious Tolerance

This post was first published at Open Road Review. The longer version is here:  “It’s amazing what people do for love. It’s even more amazing what love does for people” It was for this love, for her deceased husband Veer Sinh chieftain of Vaghelas, that Rani Roopba, consented to marry Mehmud Begada, the slayer of her …

Jaipur: Chand Baori (Abhaneri Stepwell)

Step Wells were integral part of Indian villages before the British imposed their way discarding the need of such water reservoirs and belittling the societal functioning of the villages. Some of the step-wells still exist but are not in use like Agrasen ki Baoli (New Delhi), Rani ki vav (Patan, Gujarat), Chand Baori in Abhaneri (near Jaipur, Rajasthan),  Pushkarani (Hampi, Karnataka). Abhaneri (originally …