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Jamalpur jazz: The forgotten story of a Filipino swing musician in 1930s Bihar

Jamalpur jazz: The forgotten story of a Filipino swing musician in 1930s Bihar

As World Jazz Day is celebrated on Thursday, a reminder that the musical form has a long, complex history in the subcontinent. Not only does jazz have immensely long roots… Read more »

British Indian Railway – On Tracks of Empire – Unite and Divide

British Indian Railway – On Tracks of Empire – Unite and Divide

British India from the view point of John Sergeant (BBC). A must watch documentary for all Indians John Sergeant embarks on a unique 3,000 mile journey through the history of… Read more »

Munger Through Prism of History

Munger Through Prism of History

The territory included within the district of Munger (famously Monghyr) formed pent of the Madhya-desa as “Midland” of the first Aryan settlers. It has been identified with Mod-Giri a place… Read more »

Jamalpur Jazz

Jamalpur Jazz

A few weeks ago, I received a message from Robert Evangelista, a retired electronics professional who now lives in the US, asking if I knew anything about Filipino bands that… Read more »

The old palace buildings within the fort along the riverside at Monghyr (Bihar).

The old palace buildings within the fort along the riverside at Monghyr (Bihar).

Watercolour of palace buildings in Bihar originally from ‘Views by Seeta Ram from Moorsheedabad to Patna Vol. I’ produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram… Read more »

MUNGER – Historical Pointers

MUNGER – Historical Pointers

The territory included within the district of Munger (famously Monghyr) formed pent of the Madhya-desa as “Midland” of the first Aryan settlers. It has been identified with Mod-Giri a place… Read more »

Welcome to Jamalpur the world’s most beautiful place!

Welcome to Jamalpur the world’s most beautiful place!

Railway Colonies in India by John Alton Price

Railway Colonies in India by John Alton Price

Railway Siding in Jamalpur When quite a child in India I had gathered, from the odd word I happened to overhear, or the odd attitude one observed when the subject… Read more »

Railway Colonies in India by John Alton Price

Railway Colonies in India by John Alton Price

Railway Siding in Jamalpur When quite a child in India I had gathered, from the odd word I happened to overhear, or the odd attitude one observed when the subject… Read more »

Anglo-Indian Day Celebration Combines the Best of British and Indian Cultures Through Film, Books, Music, and Food

Anglo-Indian Day Celebration Combines the Best of British and Indian Cultures Through Film, Books, Music, and Food

New York, NY – August 1, 2010. The presence of the British in India gave rise to a sub-culture that flourished for the better part of three centuries. The Anglo-Indians,… Read more »

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