Sunday, August 14, 2011

Will Anna Hold "Anshan" at this Jantar Mantar?

Anna Hazare and team first wanted to do fasting agitation at the Jantra Mantra, often called the Jantar Mantar, which is located in the heart of Capital city New Delhi. The objective was probably that when the parliament session is on, it is advantageous to be close to the parliament.

Jantra Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur- a mathematician and astronomer king. The work was started in the year 1724 with the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. The beautiful astronomical architecture consists of 13 astronomy instruments.

Jantar Mantar in 2011
Unfortunately, in that century Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah and his successors and the rest of India was facing the heat of British aggression. These building also met with dust of time. If the photograph of 1857 is seen non of these protestors would come to Jantar Mantar and hold rallies.

Today, this renovated place is favourite site for tourists as well as political demonstrators. But will they prefer if its picture of condition of site in 1857 is shown to them?

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