Prayagraj | 07.02.2021 | 03:00 pm ~ 05:00 pm

Poetic Tales of Prayagraj

About the walk

Languages are fluid concepts. Built from heritage, people and our interactions with the world, they often remind us of our past. While growing up, the first interaction of the walk leader with the city of confluence, Allahabad, happened through a Hindi poem written by Nirala. This city has been one of the most prominent centres where the modern day Hindi evolved and took its current form. From Bharatendu Harishchandra to Madan Mohan Malviya and from ancient Sanskrit scriptures to contemporary millennial rap songs, the city of Allahabad has always offered a free space for cultural diversity and progression of civil society.

Join us on this walk in Daraganj area where we will be walking in one of the oldest suburbs of the city. Exploring literary heritage and talking about how Hindi has evolved and how Allahabad still is one of the finest centres of knowledge in North India. The walk will cover Nirala chowk, Niranjani Akhada to know Meera Bai's connection with Daraganj and Bhakti Poetry, Todaramal ka Qila and the confluence of languages, Dashashwamedh Ghat, and conclude at Nagvasuki Temple. We will get to know the story of evolution of Hindi in the city during colonial period. 

This guided tour is free and is a physical tour.

Meeting Time
02:45 pm
Event Date
Event Time
03:00 pm ~ 05:00 pm

In Partnership With

Agra Heritage Walks
InterGlobe Foundation

About the walk

Languages are fluid concepts. Built from heritage, people and our interactions with the world, they often remind us of our past. While growing up, the first interaction of the walk leader with the city of confluence, Allahabad, happened through a Hindi poem written by Nirala. This city has been one of the most prominent centres where the modern day Hindi evolved and took its current form. From Bharatendu Harishchandra to Madan Mohan Malviya and from ancient Sanskrit scriptures to contemporary millennial rap songs, the city of Allahabad has always offered a free space for cultural diversity and progression of civil society.

Join us on this walk in Daraganj area where we will be walking in one of the oldest suburbs of the city. Exploring literary heritage and talking about how Hindi has evolved and how Allahabad still is one of the finest centres of knowledge in North India. The walk will cover Nirala chowk, Niranjani Akhada to know Meera Bai's connection with Daraganj and Bhakti Poetry, Todaramal ka Qila and the confluence of languages, Dashashwamedh Ghat, and conclude at Nagvasuki Temple. We will get to know the story of evolution of Hindi in the city during colonial period. 

This guided tour is free and is a physical tour.

Led By

Anal Jha
With a diploma in fashion design, Anal has worked with several fashion accessories brands across the globe for seven years. Due to his father's exquisite interest in literature and art, he developed interests in music and writing poetry. Settled in Agra for the last year, he has been honing his passions as a designer, flutist and poet.

Meeting Time

02:45 PM

Meeting point

Nirala Chowk, (Adda), Daraganj

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Daraganj

Disclaimer

The information & views presented by walk leaders and individual speakers are based on personal perspectives and points of view and do not necessarily represent views, opinions and official policies of Sahapedia.

Sahapedia reserves the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be informed accordingly.

Maintaining safety during our events is our main priority. We have implemented several social distancing and safety measures to limit physical interactions between all attendees at the walk. Sahapedia/ India Heritage Walks is not responsible for any illnesses developing due to participation in physical events. 

 

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Covid-19 Dos and Don'ts
  • I will wear masks and carry sanitizers throughout the walk.
  • I will immediately leave the walk in case I am feeling unwell.
  • I will not stop at crowded shops in between the walk.
  • I will not shake hands with fellow participants or the walk leader. 
  • I will download and sign-up on Aarogya Setu App.

In case you are unable to attend after having registered, please send us an email.

Email: ihw@sahapedia.org

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Please Note

• Mandatory to carry sanitizer and wear the mask. Safe distance to be maintained with other participants during the walk. 

• In order to enter the temple and the mosque, it is advisable to wear clothes that are fully covered. Also, cover your heads in these sacred spaces.

• Please carry a bottle of water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

• You may carry your cameras, notebooks to record thoughts and memories. Photography allowed. 

• Todaramal ka Qila (private property) entry fee of Rs 100 to be borne by the participant.