Kashmere Gate, First war of Independence

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The first war for India's independence began in May 1857. For a few months, the Indian freedom fighters established their control over Delhi. In September, the British forces defeated the Indian forces and entered Delhi. Kashmiri gate was the point from where the British entered the city.

This walk covers Kashmiri gate and some monuments close to this gate, as well as the Magazine gates, another landmark from 1857. During the walk, we get to see how certain palaces from the Mughal period were modified by the new rulers, the British. We see how this area began to change, reflecting the needs and the attitudes of the British.

 

Aradhana Sinha holds a degree in graduation and post graduation in History from Hindu College, Delhi University. She worked for The Times of India as a reporter cum sub-editor. Later, she joined APCA, a multi- media company where she did research for a serial about the history of India, which was telecast on Doordarshan. She has been conducting heritage walks for INTACH since the last 10 years.

 

INTACH  Delhi Chapter started in 1984 and has been involved in a variety of programmes and activities that have helped promote the cause of INTACH and heritage conservation.One of the important mandates of INTACH is to make the citizens aware of the importance of their cultural and historical environment and help them to develop a harmonious relationship with it

Meeting point : Kashmere gate metro station

Tips: Carry a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.

Extra Costs: Nil

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