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Remembering the Women in History

Sun, 5 Mar 2017 11:00AM
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Walk through Red Fort and Salimgarh Fort, and Storytelling

The art and architecture of Delhi, whatever is left of it, tell the stories of many prominent women— queens, rulers, princesses, courtesans, poetesses. However, there are several shortcomings in the way we memorialize these women. Their narratives are either reduced as being paramours to rulers, or glorified to mythic proportions. But what was the actual role of women in architecture— as patrons, producers as well as ‘objects’ of representation? Who are the women whose stories must be told and re-told to get a more holistic picture of the times? How does their role in architecture mark their identities? Discover all this and more on a walk through Red Fort and the much-lesser known Salimgarh fort, interspersed with a few storytelling sessions.

Meeting Point – Lahore Gate, main entrance gate of Red Fort, On Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro station - Chandni Chowk

Name of the Walk Leader -  Swarnima Bhattacharya.

She is the founder of Women’s Health Line, a history and archaeology enthusiast and social researcher.

Things to keep in mind:

Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.

After the online registration, if the participant is unable to attend the walk kindly inform through an email or message on the phone number given, prior to the walk.

Authorized parking facilities available outside the fort complex. We would recommend you to take public transport (Metro etc.).

How to reach the meeting point - On Netaji Subhash marg, at the T-point of the road coming straight from Gurudwara Sis Ganj Saheb. Take a rickshaw from Chandni Chowk metro station and ask for Lahori Gate/Chhatta Chowk.

Entry Fee for Red Fort: Rs. 30 for Indians (adults) to be purchased by participant.

Photography allowed.

Wear comfortable shoes and carry water.

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Red Fort (Lal Quila) Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
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