Images: An odd admiration of jauhar in Padmini’s Chittorgarh


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The discharge of Padmaavat has led to a renewed idealisation of jauhar in Chittorgarh. Historians, girls’s rights activists name out the hazards of its glorification in as we speak’s world.

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Rajshri Shaktawat (in pink), warden of the lady’s hostel run by Jauhar Smriti Sansthan, together with a number of the ladies who keep there. Whereas the ladies of Jauhar Kshatrani Manch and the members of Jauhar Smriti Sansthan agree that jauhar is a historic observe and that girls as we speak needs to be taught to face up and combat for themselves, they nonetheless uphold Padmini’s jauhar and the precept of loss of life over dishonour. (Raj Ok Raj/ HT Picture)

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A view of Padmani Mahal at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. Meanwhile, a plaque at what is popularly referred to as Padmini Palace inside the Chittorgarh fort was covered, allegedly by the Archaeological Survey Of India, after protests against the information imparted there. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A view of Padmani Mahal at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. In the meantime, a plaque at what’s popularly known as Padmini Palace contained in the Chittorgarh fort was lined, allegedly by the Archaeological Survey Of India, after protests towards the knowledge imparted there. (Raj Ok Raj / HT Picture)

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At Jauhar Bhavan, Rajshri Shaktawat, the warden of a girl’s hostel run by the Jauhar Smriti Sansthan, confesses that not all the women who participated in the rally against Padmaavat would have committed jauhar. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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At Jauhar Bhavan, Rajshri Shaktawat, the warden of a lady’s hostel run by the Jauhar Smriti Sansthan, confesses that not all the ladies who participated within the rally towards Padmaavat would have dedicated jauhar. (Raj Ok Raj / HT Picture)

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A tourist inside the Chittorgarh Mahal complex in Rajasthan. Both the fort and the town of Chittorgarh have memorials to the jauhars committed by the women in the past. Inside the fort is a Jauhar Sthal, where locals believe the last of the three jauhars had taken place. (Raj K Raj /HT Photo)

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A vacationer contained in the Chittorgarh Mahal complicated in Rajasthan. Each the fort and the city of Chittorgarh have memorials to the jauhars dedicated by the ladies previously. Contained in the fort is a Jauhar Sthal, the place locals consider the final of the three jauhars had taken place. (Raj Ok Raj /HT Picture)

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An arched entry by a door in Padmani Mahal at Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan. The room from where Khilji was said to have glimpsed a reflection of Padmini is locked. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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An arched entry by a door in Padmani Mahal at Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan. The room from the place Khilji was stated to have glimpsed a mirrored image of Padmini is locked. (Raj Ok Raj / HT Picture)

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Narpat Singh and Govind Singh (Karni Sena) discuss the film Padmaavat at Jauhar Bhavan in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. They are used to young women greeting them using the expression, “Jai jauhar.” (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Narpat Singh and Govind Singh (Karni Sena) focus on the movie Padmaavat at Jauhar Bhavan in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. They’re used to younger girls greeting them utilizing the expression, “Jai jauhar.” (Raj Ok Raj / HT Picture)

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Strangely though, in Chittorgarh, few shudder at the evident gruesomeness and agony of such a death. Rather, it is upheld and celebrated as an act of valour, equalling the bravery of men who were killed in battle. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Surprisingly although, in Chittorgarh, few shudder on the evident gruesomeness and agony of such a loss of life. Reasonably, it’s upheld and celebrated as an act of valour, equalling the bravery of males who have been killed in battle. (Raj Ok Raj / HT Picture)

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