Eminabad, both in fact and fiction. A trip to explore the past glory when Eminabad was a busy junction on Uttarpatha, the route up north.
mapping the Royal Mughal Highway, from Shahu di Garhi to Manhala of Khan-i-Khanan to the home edge of ‘no man’s land’ on India-Pakistan border. meeting the Jahangiri Kos Minars of Lahore
That morning, I had returned to those familiar fields, to explore that bridge on the old alignment of Grand Trunk Road; a bridge frequented by Muhgal Kings, and other Kings who were not Mughal, their royal entourages and battle expeditions; a bridge that had witnessed a Mughal Coronation.
… from the beloved waters of Ravi to Khizri Gate, exploring the bits and pieces of the city wall, and thence to the remaining gates of ‘walled city’
Gates of Lahore, both surviving and detroyed, countless dwellings – doorways – window sills, and equally countless stories. An afternoon drift to explore city’s topophilia.
There was a place that, in meditation and spiritual seeking, outdid even the grand significance of Balkh and Bukhara, and it existed right here, in the city of hearts, the City of Lahore.
Tracing the original surviving original patches of a historic route. Uttarpatha: the (ab)original footprint…
Meeting a martyr from the war of independence in 1857. Meeting the Kharal chief in his native Jhamra. Stretching a few miles up ahead to Syyedwala.
From the Scottish Highlands to Mainland Punjab following the essence of freedom. The tale from 1857 War of Independence in West Punjab. The tale of an epic encounter: Kharal vs Berkley
The ruins of an ancient haveli in Padhana, at Pakistan – India borders have some tales to unfold…
seeking a great literary work of Punjab folklore, a tale of an architectural discovery, in the very heartland of Punjab, Pakistan
On a mid-winter noon of 1849, at this battlefield, Sikhs took on the army of East India Company and wreaked havoc, with an utter disregard to safety .and precaution.