The Afghan City of Joy

Mandu or Mandav was once named Shadiabad (City of Joy) by a long gone monarch. Perched on a plateau in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, it has seen dynasties rise and fall, the destiny of India getting written within the intrigue of palaces and at the battles outside its ramparts. Famous names, on who pages have been colored in the History books of the subcontinent, lie buried in its desolate tombs. Most famously, Mandu is witness to the love story of Baz Bahadur and Rupmati — the lovers who life could not unite, their tale still lives in the folklore of Malwa.

Read more about Mandu on the Shadows Galore Blog

Background Music: Pandit Ravi Shankar