#BaolisOfDelhi - The Forgotten Story Of A Medieval Lifeline by Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
Water has always decided the course of civilizations. Suprisingly, the medieval towns of Delhi, though on the banks of the Yamuna river, did not directly depend on the river for their drinking water, but instead relied on an intricate system of wells and stepwells (baolis) on the Yamuna’s banks that were connected with each other via underground channels. However, with time, these structures were forgotten and left to turn into garbage pits. Less than 20 baolis survive today, and only four are still functional. At our Online Talk #BaolisOfDelhi, heritage activist Vikramjit Singh Rooprai will take us several centuries back in time and several feet deep under the ground to explain the workings of medieval Delhi’s lifeline.
About the speaker:
Vikramjit Singh Rooprai left a 14-year-long IT career to pursue his love for Delhi’s heritage. He turned into a heritage activist and educator, and established Heritageshaala, a venture to set up Heritage Labs in schools, where students are taught routine subjects by using examples from history. He has been a TEDx speaker several times and is a consultant to many Government and non-Government organizations. He is also the author of ‘Delhi Heritage Top 10 - Baolis’ and is working on more books in this series on Delhi’s forts, monument complexes and more.
Charges for participation Rs. 199/- (Use code "Discount" to avail 50% discount for students and senior citizens)
Date: 1st November 2020
Time: 11.00 am
Duration: 1 hour + Q&A
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