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Wisdom of Narratives of History of Delhi at Oldest City of Delhi, “Infinite Mehrauli Village”…
Sunday, 24th Mar 2019, 8:30AM
Our special experiential walk ‘Infinite Mehrauli Village’ will take you on a tryst with ancient royalty, spiritual masters and some unheard of social and historical narratives..Feel a ‘time-machinesque’ experience as you walk through multiple layers of history and their collective memories, that co-exist peacefully in this jumbled-up mass of narrow streets and bazaars and houses, in this oldest continuously inhabited part of Delhi !
But apart from some of the unique ‘usual suspects’ of Mehrauli, we will also visit the obscure stories of few lesser known monuments, peeling off layers of myth, stories and histories around themes of Religion, History, Sacrifice, and Gender-politics!!!
Does humanity always need religion? What does it mean to sacrifice and what is to be sacrificed?
Who is a martyr? Does Gender play a role in being a martyr? Where are the Women Sufis? Or are there none?
Continuing our tributes to Women’s Day celebrations in this month of March we re-look at notions of self, love and death in mystical traditions, hear of tales of Sufis and Sultans, Conquerors and Vanquished… through a lens of Gender-Justice and Religious Sacrifice, cutting across faiths and find interwoven tales that connect it to all of humanity.
OUR WALK FACILITATOR:
Led by our co-founder, Jayamala Iyer, gender-justice activist, practitioner of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’, educationist and leading heritage expert of Delhi, the walk is a mix of mythology, history, stories and reflections on the various aspects of the evidently seen and the oft-unseen narratives from the pages of Delhi’s history in Delhi’s OLDEST continuously inhabited place, Mehrauli Village.
The story-telling sessions will be done in English/Urdu/Hindi.
DATE & TIME: 8:30AM, Sunday, 24th March
MEETING POINT: Mehrauli, exact location GPS coordinates will be informed via mail after Registration
1) Includes a quick local morning snack!
2) We discourage children aged below 14 years for this walk.
3) Discounts: We accept only 50% of our normal fees if enthusiastic Senior Citizens aged 60 & above join us.
4) We may end with some dhaba-wala khana in the bazaar ( On Direct payments)
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ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:
1- All participants should carry something to cover their heads with, so be it dupattas, scarves, handkerchiefs etc for the entry to the shrines we wish to visit on the route.
2- Dress appropriately to respect local religious sentiments…so cover yourself.
3- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes or flip-flops, we walk for almost 1.5 Kms.
4- Keep minimal numbers/amount of valuables with you.
5- Delhi is reeling under plastic waste, let’s not pollute our city any further, so request you to carry your own bottle of water.
6- Please reach by/before 8:30am, as we won’t be able to pick your calls after 8:40am. CALL 9871181775, TO FIND US.
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THE COMPLETE EVENT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH/HINDI