Heritage

Kanai Boroxi Boa Rock Inscription & Prithu: What Happened to Bakhtiyar Khalji after destruction of Nalanada

Nalanda needs no introduction. The ancient university met its end in 1200 when it was sacked and razed to the ground by Bakhtiyar Khalji, the conqueror of Bengal. But what does it have to do with the Kanai Boroxi Boa Inscription located in a nondescript place across the Brahmaputra from Guwahati that I just visited …

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Bhainsrorgarh: Reflections on Chambal

One day I came across a photograph of Bhainsrorgar Fort atop a little hillock on the banks of Chambal. There was the reflection of the same on the crystal clear water of Chambal, a reflection so immaculate that no one could figure out even if you turn the photograph upside down. This was the view I was looking for! So, I reached there, I saw the view I wanted to see… almost!