People of BKC
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Navigating a Micro History … …
Raja Kanahiya Pershad and his grandson Dr. Sham Sunder PErshad Kapoor
Bird’s eye view of Charminar
Historic core of Hyderabad 1925
Paraath or a large plate
A brass plate or paraath, utilized in a large family orcommunity gathering was borrowed by people in the neighborhood. It is 18 inches in diameter and is about five pounds in weight. This particular plate belonged to my husband’s family and it was a token return gift at a wedding, and all the members of this particularwedding party, in 1911, received it. The inscriptionwritten is the name of the person who got married- a symbol of syncretism.Continue reading “Paraath or a large plate”
K L Mahendra: A history of the Brahma Kshatriyas of Hyderabad
An introduction to the Brahma Kshatriyas of Hyderabad
Paandaan and the ritual after dinner
Shashi’s mother Mohana Devi from Boggulakunta, Hyderabad showing the paandaan.
Hammaam, the water heater
Hamaam- the water heater
The Mufeed Ul Annam School on the map of Hyderabad 1913
Mufeed-Ul-Anam School, marked on a map along with a Devdi (mansion) of Raja Roop Lal of the BKC.
Chowgda or the spice box
Family Memorabilia, Heirlooms, Antiques, Vintage Elements
Brahma Kshatriyas of eminence in Hyderabad
Shaking hands with Prime Minister Nehru is Bala Pershad, Chief Engineer at the inauguration of the Nizam Sagar Dam. Also in the picture is H. Ram Lal (black shervani, extreme right in black eye glasses) who was the secretary to the government.