Alwar: Historical Perspectives

Lokesh Mathur
Lokesh Mathur

Lokesh Mathur was born and brought up in Alwar. While attending Raj Rishi College, he started writing. He served as the editor of the college journal. Many of his articles on education were published in local newspapers and magazines. His journalistic pieces were featured in local, state-level and national-level journals and magazines of Alwar.

At the tender age of 18, he dared to publish a fortnightly newspaper called Youngsters Times, which was closed after three issues due to financial reasons. Later, he was indirectly involved in a Hindi monthly magazine published from Alwar.

In 2004, Lokesh started compiling history and historical documents related to Alwar. In 2012, he took advantage of the growing influence of social media to publish historical information, photographs and documents related to Alwar on a Facebook page called The Beautiful Alwar, which continues to this day. More than 3,700 people like this page.

Lokesh joined the United India Insurance Company at Alwar. Currently he is at the post of Assistant Manager based at Jaipur. He continues to remain involved in promoting Alwar and its history.

eBook cover of Alwar: Historical Perspectives by Lokesh Mathur

Editor's note: I am delighted to introduce Shri Lokesh Mathur, an amateur historian, who has spent many years researching the history of his home town, Alwar.

In this eBook, he presents many documents and photographs that capture Alwar's legacy through several perspectives: its thousand year history, its rulers, its important towns and monuments, and its cultural icons.

This is our first eBook in Hindi, a language in which Shri Lokesh Mathur has native fluency.

This eBook is dedicated to Shrimati Dayawanti Khem Chand whose birth anniversary falls on the launch date of this eBook.

Through My Lens: Wildlife and Tribal Culture

Mahendra Rathod

Mahendra Rathod joined the Customs Department in the year 1990. Initially posted with the anti-smuggling unit at Porbandar, he explored the long sea-coast of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat with a small point-and-shoot camera. His first DSLR camera in 2013 turned him into passionate wildlife photographer. Over the years, he has visited many of India's forests, grasslands, wetlands and culture-rich rural areas. Other things he likes to do are staying healthy, painting, running, reading and writing.

eBook cover of Through My Lens: Wildlife and Tribal Culture by Mahendra Rathod

Editor's note: I am delighted to introduce Shri Mahendra Rathod, a tax official in his calling, as a hobby photographer and a wildlife enthusiast. He has travelled widely across the Indian subcontinent and captured some poignant moments in the life and times of animals and birds out there in their natural habitat.

Mahendra has not only used his camera lens effectively to ‘capture’ nature in its pristine beauty but also the people who lived around there known as Tribes.

This eBook, the launch book of our new eBooks section, contains over a hundred magnificent photos taken by Mahendra accompanied by lyrical essays on nature; it is the beginning of his journey to be recognised as a serious player in the world of flora and fauna and the environment. I expect Mahendra to reach even greater heights ‘Through My Lens’.

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