When the vaults of the Rampur Nawabs were finally opened in February 2020 after a Supreme Court Order, there was shock. The famed Rampur jewels - priceless diamonds, emeralds and pearls set in exquisite crowns and necklaces were all gone! Where were they? Did they even exist? We find out.
We know Siraj-ud-Daulah as the last independent Nawab of Bengal, who lost it all in the Battle of Plassey. But the Nawab’s palace, witness to some of the most defining events in India’s history, appears to have disappeared without a trace. Or has it? Embark on an astonishing journey of discovery in Bengal’s old capital, Murshidabad
Murshidabad is a heritage city crying out for life support. Not only is the former capital of the Nawabs of Bengal missing most of its monuments, the decline of what remains is a cause of grave concern. Why is this former royal city being so rapidly swallowed by time?
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