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आज़ादी की छाँव में जलते दरख़्त – Delhi 1948
August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmRs.300
“ये दाग़ दाग़ उजाला, ये शब-गज़ीदा सहर
वो इन्तज़ार था जिस का, ये वो सहर तो नहीं
ये वो सहर तो नहीं जिस की आरज़ू लेकर
चले थे यार कि मिल जायेगी कहीं न कहीं
फ़लक के दश्त में तारों की आख़री मंज़िल
कहीं तो होगा शब-ए-सुस्त मौज् का साहिल
कहीं तो जा के रुकेगा सफ़िना-ए-ग़म-ए-दिल…
If asked to describe 15th August in just a word, the first word that would come to the mind is ‘Independence’. But then it’s a day that means much more than the ushering of a new beginning. It was an end to one struggle and a beginning of a new one. Partition, riots displacement and rehabilitation, conjoined to change the face and course of history of the subcontinent forever.
Delhi and it’s neighbouring towns were at the centre of this struggle. Delhi, wasn’t new to all this ravaging, dying and blooming. It had been it’s destiny since centuries. But this geographical divide meant more, it meant refugees, it meant colonies, it meant division of property and destiny. The Old Fort and Humayun’s tomb in the aftermath of partition became a sea of tents, a home to millions of displaced people who carried tattered and looted dreams, as their luggage and a bloodied soul.
The Karavan will gather all the stories of pain and struggle of these five million nameless and homeless people, to bring to you a page of history which has seen countless stories translated into literature and the visual medium, in the form of a baithak. Remember that the only two words that can’t define this severed part of our history are the words Right; and Wrong.
The walk presentation will be done in Hindi/Urdu
Note: Since the venue is a ticketed monument, all participants are requested to bear the entry charges separately.
In case of any Dikkat call us at 9818278665
MEETING POINT: Ticket Counter of Old Fort, Mathura Road, opp. Subramaniam Bharti Marg intersection. (Google Maps reference:http://g.co/maps/d873j)
BEST WAY TO REACH: Nearest Metro Stn is Pragati Maidan station, on Blue Line (Dwarka Track) and a 2 KM Auto-rickshaw ride will bring you to the Fort. Those driving in can easily park their vehicles as there is ample parking space at the Delhi Zoo Parking adjoining the Fort. DTC buses ply on Mathura Rd going towards Ashram/DPS/ Moolchand Hospital with regular frequency, please alight at the Delhi Zoo Bus Stop and just walk in.
1-Do wear a good pair of walking shoes or flip-flops
2-Pls carry a bottle of water
3-Suitable sun-shades depending on weather forecasts