Fatehpur, Shekhawati


Fatehpur, Shekhawati

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Fatehpur | type = city | latd = 27.98 | longd = 74.95
locator_position = right | state_name = Rajasthan
district = Sikar
leader_title = Bhanvaru Khaan(M.L.A)
leader_name = Bhanvaru Khaan(M.L.A)
altitude = 325
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 78,471| population_density =
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area_telephone =01571
postal_code =332301
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Fatehpur ( _hi. फतेहपुर शेखावाटी) is a town of Sikar district in Rajasthan, India. It is part of the Shekhawati region. It is midway between Jaipur and Bikaner on National Highway -11. Fatehpur is famous for grand havelis with frescos, which is speciality of the Shekhawati region.A number of Bawdis are also centres of attraction here.

History

The Muslim Kaimkhani Nawab, Fatehkhan established Fatehpur in 1451. He constructed the fort of Fatehpur in 1449 and ruled up to 1474. [Kaimkhan Rasa, page 11] It served as the capital of Fateh Khan, the Muslim Nawab. Fatehkhan's eldest son was Jalalkhan, who founded the village Jalalsar at a distance of 10 km south of Fatehpur. After death of Fatehkhan in 1474, Jalakhan became the Nawab of Fatehpur. Jalakhan was a warrior and kind Nawab. He had left the Fatehpur bid (forest land) for the purpose of grazing of animals. [Sahi Ram: Ek adhurī krānti, page 5]

Shekhawat Rajputs took it over in the 18th century.

Geography

Fatehpur is located at coord|27.98|N|74.95|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/24/Fatehpur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Fatehpur] ] . It has an average elevation of 325 metres (1066 ft).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Fatehpur had a population of 78,471. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Fatehpur has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 49%. In Fatehpur, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism

[http://www.cultural-centre.com Haveli Nadine Le Prince]

A beautiful haveli purchased by a French artist Nadine Le Prince. It has been built in 1802 by a rich family of traders, the Devra, who were also officers at the court of the local Maharaja. Since 1999, Nadine Le Prince has entirely restored this palace and all the frescoes, restoring these to their originals. . She is doing much to preserve and restore the wonderful and unique heritage of havelis in Shekhawati working with other associations to give them a second life.

That's why she has opened a cultural center , which she created in order to exhibit french and Indian modern artists, and to confront old and contemporary art. The "Kala Dirga Gallery of Contemporary Art" shows especially pieces made by artists about India ; the "Saraswati Gallery" is more about traditional themes of Rajasthan, through different kinds of painting ; there are also two little "Tribal Art Galleries" exhibiting the artistic work of tribes, as Patachitras and Madhubani. The aim of this project is to offer to the visitor a large panorama of works and points of view toward India. Thus, the exhibited artists belong to very differents origins : French renowed artist, Jaipur Fine Art School’s Teacher or Shekhawati’s Local Painters.

Nadine Le Prince has also established a program for artists in residence and she's planning to organize some cultural events as dance and music shows to make this enchanting palace becoming a lively place for art in all his shapes.

The Choudaharia Haveli

' Though in an extreme state of deteriorations, it has a rare departure of an erotic painting.I AM GUIDE IN FATEHPUR MY NAME MOHD FAIZ CONTACT NO 00919829424456

The Jagannath Singhania Haveli

It has some fine paintings of Radha and Krishna and shows some British men holding guns.

The others havelis, which are notable are Harkishan Das Saraogi Haveli and Vishnunath Keria Haveli.

The town has blessings of many religious mentors, it includes Dargah of Hazrat Nazmudin , Temple of Do-Janti Balaji Dham (which is famous for its exterior hand made stone bricks construction and in-side Lord Sun painting)etc. It got few workshops which repair and create antic furniture and other suff for sale, some of which are very good and available for purchase.

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