Uttarakhand is the state of rivers and many other small water streams. These water streams need to be crossed as frequently and thus it needs bridges. Understand the history of bridges in Pahad through these 12 old images.
Boating in the high flow of rivers at their early stages in the upper Himalayan region used to be almost impossible and highly dangerous. So were the other means of crossing the river including temporary bridges made out of grass ropes or hanging timbers. It was only after the British rule started that the concrete bridges were constructed over various rivers. These colonial structures were made to primarily serve the British Empire rather than locals as most of the bridges were constructed on roads that were important for the British officials.
Hunt The Haunted is a ‘community collective’ supposed to be engaged in the process of searching, collecting, selecting, synthesising community’s stories worth revisiting from the hidden spaces of our everyday life. We intend to present these findings to people who are not experts in any field but just suppressed wanderers engaged in the busy schedules of his/her life. This collective has an orientation towards ‘community travelling’ where we travel across time and space and thus history, culture, art, photography, music, story telling, performative arts etc are our few ways of expression.