We take a look at India’s most fragile world heritage building – Mumbai’s Watson’s Hotel. Now in danger of collapsing, it was once the toast of Bombay’s high society. Today, it is an astonishing example of apathy but a battle we have to fight!
From 1536 CE, when the Portuguese took over Vasai from the Sultans of Gujarat, it became a headquarters for them in the region. In this episode of Tales & Trails, we travel 60 kms from Mumbai and we go back in time, as we explore the ruins of a once grand city, today lost and forgotten.
A chance discovery on the BARC campus in Mumbai cracked open a whole slice of the city’s medieval past. Catch the fascinating discovery of a ’new’ king Hambirarao who ruled the region and had Mahim as his capital!
Explore how Mumbai’s Sir JJ School of Art shaped art in India in the 19th and 20th centuries with a blend of Western techniques and Indian aesthetics @sirjjfineart