Pune’s Parsi heritage is irreplacable

Sunday, 6 July 2014 – 8:09am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Pune is undoubtedly the cultural capital of Maharashtra that can boast of many historical monuments, revolutionaries and reformers but there is also another side of the city that is Pune camp which has stood the test of time and has its own tale and that too a glorious one.

Pune Camp is a world in its itself and for me growing up in Camp— MG Road was a unmatched experience. It’s such a melting pot of many cultures and ethnicities. Situated near the army cantonment, Camp was created as a main business and shopping centre during the British rule. It hosted eateries, schools, shops, markets and cinema halls even a century ago.

Its inhabitants included Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Parsis, Jews, Anglo Indians and all ethnic identities but even within MG Road the most notable landmark remained Sharbatwala Chowk which is an enclave of Zoroastrians and Iranians.

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Courtesy : Kumi Patel

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