Bharat’s Havelis

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We bumped into Bharat outside Nagar Sheth’s Haveli. He was more than happy to let us into his havelis. This was the highlight of our Diu trip. We had a great time browsing though his family heirlooms.

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Bharat in his Living Room

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Furniture in the Living Room

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Metal Charriot

Bharat has a working hand-wind Gramaphone. It was quite an experience to browse through his house with old hindi music playing on the Gramaphone.

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There was a bottle with honey all the way from Africa.

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Honey Bottle

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Currency Collection

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A recent aquisition from Bharat’s trip to Ladakh

Bharat has a few statues, medals etc which belonged to Nagar Sheth. The collection also includes 2 pagadis. Unfortunately, some idiot ended up opening up the Pagdis!

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Nagar Sheth’s Pagdis

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View from the Kitchen area

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Roof brackets

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Cart Wheel

The house has an excellent collection of pots. Savi would have loved to take a few with her.

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Bharat had opened only a few windows. As a result, it was perfect for pictures!

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From here, we proceeded on to his next haveli which was about 500m away. This one was in complete ruins. He has been working on restoring it back to its glory.

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Stairwell

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Courtyard

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Side yard

Back then, they had an outdoor wooden Jarokha facing east.

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Jarokha brackets

The rooms have roots which have penetrated the walls/roofs over time. Bharat plans to keep them intact. It’ll be max cool to stay in these rooms post renovations.

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Inside the house

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Inside the house

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Inside the house

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Inside the house

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Next to the stairwell to the upper floors

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2 Responses to Bharat’s Havelis

  1. Prati November 30, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Excellent Pics!

  2. zahir mithani February 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    HEY I ALO SEE THIS HAVELI….

    BHART SIR IS PERSON WHOM EVERY ONE SHOULD MEET ONCE IN A LIFE….

    FOR HIM I CAN TELL ONLY 1 THING, ” YE KISI GALAT YUG KA AADMI HEY JO IS YUG ME PEDA HO GAYA HEY”..

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