Grand haveli

Shekhawati haveli

Decaying murals still adorn this once-grand haveli or residence in the Shekhawati district of Rajasthan.  These 19th century residences were built by local traders who had made their fortunes elsewhere in India and were keen to show their neighbours how successful and worldly they were.  The murals and frescoes give their less-travelled neighbours a glimpse of the sights and curiosities found in wider British India at the time.

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