The locked house

Colonial Building

A Colonial building in a Mughal Garden Complex, living amid ruins of the Revolt of 1857, locked and forgotten, except by park officials and evening joggers.

For whom was it built? Why is it locked away? What lies behind those red stone walls?

nanopoblano2015lightThis is post #3 in this year’s NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano

NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month = Thirty straight days of blogging

Thanks a bunch to all the cheering peppers who have been tweeting and liking posts across WordPress πŸ™‚

By Kasturika

I tell stories - of people, places, and ideas - through words and visuals.
Designer by profession, Writer by passion, and Storyteller by accident (or is that a cosmic conspiracy?)
Digital Nomad, Slightly Eccentric

17 replies on “The locked house”

Why this hostility to Sepoy Mutiny?

Didn’t you know?

Most of those in the swaraj struggle hated that term because it implies the whole uprising was just some insubordination towards legitimate colonial authority that got out of hand. Nehru preferred “The First War of Independence”.

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Don’t miss Hampi if you get the chance. By the 90s the Ministry of Tourism and the ASI had commercialised the main part of the ruins but they stretch for miles and there’s plenty of places to avoid the crowds and touts.

It’s a very shanti place, despite it’s history.

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I’m going to set it right in the post.

Careful how you do it. As I’m sure you know nationalist history anywhere is a potential minefield when it comes to giving offence. For example some people resent “The First War of Independence” because it neglects earlier, more localised attempts to evict the British while historical pedants insist it was never widespread or co-ordinated enough to be called a war. I reckon you’re on pretty safe ground with the 1857 Rebellion, Revolt or Uprising though.


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