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‘Mughal museum’ which now named as ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji museum’ also maintain Braj artifacts.



The museum in Agra initially deliberate to showcase the town’s Mughal tradition, now renamed after Maratha warrior-king Shivaji, may even endure a “conceptual change”.Extra chief secretary, UP, Awanish Awasthi informed  on Tuesday “the museum will likely be devoted to what’s Indian, the Braj tradition, custom and heritage”. This comes a day after CM Yogi Adityanath stated the unique identify, Mughal Museum, was a show of “servility” as a result of Mughals “can’t be our heroes.” So, the CM had stated, the museum would as an alternative be named after 17th-century Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji, who had engaged for 27 years in wars towards the Mughals.

Work on the museum, arising close to the japanese gate of the Taj Mahal, had began in 2016 with a 2017 completion goal. “The thought was to introduce vacationers to the grand Mughal period of the town. In a creatively crafted house, Mughal historical past and structure could be on show … Historians and students had been to be introduced on the committee to make sure accuracy,” Alok Ranjan, former chief secretary who was a part of the undertaking when its basis was laid by then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, informed .

The choice to alter what the museum will showcase has stunned historians. “Mughals had been in Hindustan 150 years earlier than Taj was constructed. All monuments in Agra had been constructed by them. The historical past of the town is the historical past of Mughals,” historian and professor emeritus at Aligarh Muslim College Irfan Habib informed . “I don’t have an opinion on what the museum ought to be known as however that is fallacious.”

Different lecturers stated they had been shocked. “It’s stunning to study {that a} museum in a Mughal metropolis will likely be named after Shivaji. There isn’t any connection besides that he was imprisoned in 1666 within the haveli of Ram Singh, son of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, who had defeated Shivaji and compelled him to give up. Later, he escaped from Agra,” stated Prof M Pundhir from AMU’s historical past division.

Former chairperson of the division, Prof Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, added, “Braj is a area dedicated to the cult of Krishna and Chaitanya, it has no hyperlink with Shivaji … It’s normal consensus that museums close to monuments replicate the tradition of the latter. They might construct one other museum away from Mughal monuments for Braj tradition. Vacationers come to Agra to see Mughal structure. After they wish to soak in Braj tradition, they go to Mathura. A metropolis’s historical past can’t be stored apart.”

For now, although, work on the construction is stalled. “About 75% of the undertaking is full…the exhibition design plan has been initiated,” a consultant of Noida-based architectural agency Studio Archohm stated. The agency is collaborating with UK-based architect David Chipperfield’s Berlin workplace for the undertaking.


Ayodhya Ramleela: 45 Bollywood actors act in Ramleela, More than 100 million seen people in five days.



Ramlila is being well liked by the film artists running in the premises of Laxman Fort located on the Saryu coast of Ramnagari. This can be gauged from the fact that the nine-day Ramlila has been completed for just five days, whereas it has been seen by more than 100 million people. This Ramlila is being broadcast live on DD National as well as on all satellite channels. DD also rebroadcasts the viewership.

Subhash Malik, President of Ramlila Organizing Committee, says that the artists worked hard for about three months for the successful conduct of Ramlila in Ayodhya. Ramlila was to be in the city of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, so the challenge was also a bit bigger. Despite this, all of us worked hard and landed it on the stage.

Ramlila has around 45 Bollywood actors playing the roles of Ramayana characters on stage in different roles. This Ramlila is being seen all over the country, the audience is also very fond of this Ramlila.

It has been told that it has been five days so far, about 100 million people have seen the Ramlila stage. Subhash Malik said that on the first day of Ramlila, only about fifty thousand viewers watched Doordarshan.Ramlila has so far seen four crore on Doordarshan, around 35 lakh on YouTube and about 6 crore people on other satellite channels.Seeing the enthusiasm of people towards Ramlila, we are seeing our efforts become meaningful. A more grand Ramlila will be organized next year. In which the audience will also be allowed to come.

Ramlila of film artists is telecast live daily from 7 to 10 pm on DD National. Viewers can watch it again on DD National from 3 pm to 6 pm the next day. This Ramlila will run till October 25. He told that after Ramlila is finished, it will be recorded and dubbed in 14 languages ​​and shown on YouTube. Recording of Ramlila is being done in other languages ​​including Hindi, Urdu, English.


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