The Law Garden. . . Kitsch and Glitter in Ahmedabad’s Night Market

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If you have been paying attention, with this post, I have now shared round the clock market shopping opportunities for you to explore in my Indian  home away from home. As the  name implies, the address is the garden and nearby Law College.  It began about 40 years ago, when a poor man from the country set up  to sell  trinkets from his village to provide for his family. Ah…another entrepreneur!  More sellers came, as did tourists and food vendors.  Now it is a popular spot for tourists and Indians alike.  Image

Image The city improved the garden,  discouraged  unquestionable people and practices in order  to provide for a family friendly atmosphere. There are even camel rides available for the children.  Ahmadabad provided services  and tidied up the area to encourage business. Hmm, big debate in New York as I type,  Governor Cuomo wants to encourage new businesses with  lower  taxes and services…. worked  well for  the people of Ahmedabad. “Build it and they will come”  happens  in real life and not just in films.

Law Garden night market has all the sparkly things people think of as Indian and are sold in the US from  the kiosks in the malls…bags, jewelry, tunics, scarves, and shawls.  Many have the tiny mirrors sewn into the material.  Everything is sold through bargaining and if you like it …have a blast. I always feel sorry and think they need the money to feed their children. I don’t bargain well!

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These are items showing the artisans’ work in Kutch which is a nearby village. The economy is pheasants making and selling crafts. We didn’t go there, but got the flavor with a trip to the Law Garden.

Namaste. . . .T I I

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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11 Responses to The Law Garden. . . Kitsch and Glitter in Ahmedabad’s Night Market

  1. OyiaBrown says:

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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  2. Good info. Lucky me I came across your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book marked it for later!

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  3. Page Shields says:

    GREAT colors! makes me want to go shopping:-)

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  4. Beautiful bright colors of clothing. Thanks.

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  5. Beautiful place and I love the Indian caftan gowns and design, Lovely – Thanks for posting.

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  6. Your means of describing the whole thing in this paragraph is truly nice, all be able to effortlessly know it, Thanks a lot.

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    • annetbell says:

      I am very glad you enjoyed my post. Law Garden was a great place to visit and shop….lots of bargains! Thanks for taking time to read and respond. Namaste. . . .Anne

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