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  • The Bhishtis of Shahjahanabad: Breathing relics of a world gone by

    The Bhishtis of Shahjahanabad: Breathing relics of a world gone by

    Once intrinsic to the social landscape of Delhi and celebrated heroes for saving an emperor and braving wars, currently there are just three practising bhishtis (water carriers), who have been relegated primarily to delivering water to street vendors. Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellow Yusra Hasan nostalgically writes about the bhishtis of Shahjahanabad.

    July 22, 2018