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A big domed house in the middle of nowhere outside Jamalpur , Bihar, 1978

A big domed house in the middle of nowhere outside Jamalpur , Bihar, 1978

This house appeared in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by farmers’ fields and huts. Probably an old Jamindar bari. The house looked worn out, but from the landscaping around it,… Read more »

The Monkeys Sit on the Englishman’s Grave

The Monkeys Sit on the Englishman’s Grave

In the foreground is the grave of an Englishman, a soldier in 19th Century, British-controlled India. In the background is the grave of a tiger. The Englishman and the tiger… Read more »

Jewel of the East India Railway

Jewel of the East India Railway

Whenever I have debarked at the Jamalpur station from Howrah,I have felt like brushing out the cobweb of memories,somehow playing the tune of “The Swami”(If I guessed right!!) in my… Read more »

From Britain to Bihar, looking for ancestral roots

From Britain to Bihar, looking for ancestral roots

Patna: His father migrated to Britain from India decades ago and he speaks only broken Hindi. But Michael Luis Jans, a London-based software engineer, is in Bihar with his entire… Read more »

Railway Tunnel, Jamalpur

Railway Tunnel, Jamalpur

Tunnel across the Rajmahal range was made between 1860-1861 and was the bottleneck in the faster proliferation of the East India Railway network, which started off from Howrah to Raneegunje(Raniganj,… Read more »

Dada Jitendriya

Dada Jitendriya

Meditating by the lakeside tamarind tree. Dada has just completed his 3-year training to be a monk, meditation teacher and social service volunteer. He is now starting his work in… Read more »

Baba’s Birthplace

Baba’s Birthplace

This site is the birthplace of the social activist and spiritualist Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, or simply ‘Baba’). He was born on the full moon in… Read more »

The Humans Meditate on the Tiger’s Grave

The Humans Meditate on the Tiger’s Grave

Tiger’s Grave, Jamalpur, India In a lonely field on the outskirts of Jamalpur – a small town, insignificant but for the presence of its railway workshop – lies the Tiger’s… Read more »

Jamalpur is a city and a municipality in Munger district in the Indian state of Bihar.

Jamalpur is a city and a municipality in Munger district in the Indian state of Bihar.

Jamalpur is best known as a very large workshop on the East Indian Railway, employing over 25,000 people at one time. The town was established during the British Raj and… Read more »

Spirit Of Jamalpur

Spirit Of Jamalpur

Alighting from your train at Jamalpur Junction station of the Eastern Railway and making your way through the market adjacent to it,you are not likely to be impressed.Turning right at… Read more »

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