The book has been the culmination of a three-year long journey into the myriad townscape of Bharatpur, which few know for the wealth of built heritage that often surpasses the natural wealth for which it is celebrated globally. The entire mapping exercise taken up at the instance of Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation was a revelation. Street by street the entire city was scanned for links to its historic past, anecdotes from memory were narrated by the residents who became as much involved as the awestruck team at the unraveling of the city’s beauty lost in the din of everyday existence. The exercise sprung a surprise with as many of 353 heritage assets getting listed, comparable to any other celebrated heritage city in the country.
The book published by CATTS and authored by Urvashi Srivastava was released by Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas, Deputy Chairman Rajasthan State Planning Board and Member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, in the presence of Shri Rakesh Srivastava, Principal Secretary Tourism, Art and Culture, Rajasthan at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. The book was widely acclaimed by Shri Vyas as the most professional piece of work of this nature. The launch of the book was covered by The Hindu newspaper.
You can buy this book at CATTS.