Islands of stone
Saw some very beautiful Mughal tombs in the middle of the countryside. They seemed like islands of stone in the ocean of lush green wheat fields. The charisma was epitomized by big old trees that were growing around and complementing the structure. The tombs were built in the 1400’s onwards for people with prominence. They have a very peaceful and serene quality to them. It was very moving to find out that people would pray there or pay their respects.
It was the coldest day that we have faced so far in Sirhind, with rain and strong winds. Filming and photography was a difficult task. But the changing light and drifting clouds enhanced the scenery. The sky kept on changing colours at a fast pace and we had to keep up with it. The caretakers or the tombs were welcoming and hospitable to offer tea to counter the cold; they had a makeshift stove where they heated the milk in one corner of the Sadna Kasai mosque. It was a long cold day but enriching enough to make us realize the rich heritage of the place.