In a Garden? originally posted on July 7, 2013

Another of my favorite places in India. . . inside a walled garden tucked away in a narrow, windy street in Amritsar, Punjab. . . . . . .


In a Garden?

This is one of my favorite posts.  Our north trip has now moved from Jaipur to Amritsar in the Punjab.  This story will touch your heart. . . . . .


A garden is a peaceful place for relaxation, rest, and contemplation.  It can also be a meeting place.  Such it was in a garden, Jallianwala Bagh,  in Amritsar, Punjab on Sunday, April 15, 1919. The day was one of the Punjab’s largest religious festivals. During this historical period, there was unrest and protest against the British who out of fear forbade  Indian people  the  freedom  to move around the country or meet in groups.This, too, was the case of slaves in the South before the Civil War. Plantation owners feared revolt. Slaves were not taught to read or write and could only congregate on Sundays at church. And  these pronouncements in India  were published only in…

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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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