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19 September 2015

Today in Photo

Spent the morning at the Bhopal State Museum quite by accident as the tribal museum I really wanted to visit was closed till noon. It's quite a vast place, but I had the most fun at the archives section where I peeped into people's letters. Clockwise from top: a description of Aruna Asaf Ali (who I know only from "Marg") where she is reported to have had her hair bobbed in Bombay, Prithvi Theatre just started up and wants to travel through Bhopal without paying entertainment tax (the Nawab agrees but says come after Ramzan), the first ever meeting of the Supreme Court, followed by a tea party and the King Of England graciously allows the Nawab of Bhopal to rule. #history #traveldiary

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