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British family will return Jantar Mantar tools after 100 years


It is much known to all for history speaks it out loud and the same is studied till date that the Britishers ruled over India and had a long period of engagement with the country for a period of 200 years, 2 long centuries that is. In these 200 years, several Britishers came down to the country and became a resident in the country. Relatives and family of these residents are connected and have historic relations with India in some or the other way, either by the traditional values or by their family hierarchy.One of these many people who became India’s own and became a resident of the country only was Major Arthur Garrett. The director of the Public Works Department (PWD) and also the designer of the iconic Albert Hall in the Jaipur city Mr. Samuel Swinton Jacob called down Major Arthur Garrett to the Pink City for the restoration work of the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. Jantar Mantar was then in a state of damage and a poor condition.After a century (100 years) approximately, the family members of Major Arthur Garrett, Iain Shore and his wife Kshama Shore are going to return the ancient tools and equipment to the director back again and are making a visit to India for the same.  

Family treasure disclosed, finding antique items that were buried in the past:

Iain disclosed that after the passing away of their maternal grandfather, it was then that they discovered these antique tools and equipments. In this discovery of olden treasures, they also came across the drawing tools of their uncle Arthur Garrett. Iain Shore and his wife Kshama Shore are set to visit India to present the drawing instruments of their uncle Major Arthur Garrett back again to the director of the Public Works Department (PWD).

Major Arthur Garrett visited India for restoring the Albert Hall to its present day condition in Central Jaipur:

Iain further shared that his uncle was requested to come down to India to restore the Jantar Mantar of the Pink City which was created by Sawai Jai Singh in the 19th century. Major Arthur Garrett worked on the restoration project of the Jantar Mantar from May 1901 up to February 1902 and brought the heritage site into the present day state and condition.

Iain Shore and Kshama Shore, a brief of their life and work:

Iain Shore is a retired officer from the army and is married to Kshama Shore who was born in Tanzania and is originally a person who hails from Gujarat in India. Iain shared that in real India is their home. It sounds quite funny though when one gets to know about it, but England till date is a foreign country for us and India feels and is our home.
Iain’s wife Kshama has retired from the post of a senior officer from the Revenue and Customs Department in England. She took her retirement in the year 2012.
Kshama encouraged people to pay their taxes duly in full and also timely and for the same she was awarded with the OBA award.

Major Arthur Garrett, an expert that held interest in writing books:

An expert in the field of Astronomy, Major Arthur Garrett was also a writer for many books. He is known for his work on books that cater to irrigation and dams in India. He also worked on the post of Governor General in India from 1793 to 1797.

 


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