The Flower Raj:About
GENERAL SITE DESCRIPTION
The Flower Raj is document & archive project that seeks to generate & preserve written, recorded, visual & oral histories of seekers, travellers & 'escapers', who set out from the West, in the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s, to travel to India. We also record Indian & Tibetan seekers & travellers who interacted with & influenced them, and in turn were influenced by them..
A small encyclopaedia of people & places; we like to honour and remember the ones that went before us, so each page is about either a person from that pool of wonderful Tibetan, Indian & Western travellers. Again you can join and become an editor, the format is the same as Wikipedia.
To generate, document & archive permanently, written, pictorial & oral histories of travellers & seekers who set out from the West, in the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s, to travel to India.
To record Indian & Tibetan seekers & travellers who interacted with & influenced Western culture & the Western travellers and in turn were influenced by them. To record their sometimes ground-breaking achievements, their sometimes hilarious situations, their lives, their loves, their highs & their lows.
To do this with love & respect; to be as open and truthful as practical; to do no harm.
To investigate the 'escapers, travellers & seekers in the land of the Gods' whose lives we want to preserve for generations to come.
To preserve these remembrances & this material for generations to come, especially our children & our children's children.
THE FLOWER RAJ BLOG
GO TO THE BLOG High quality feature items, edited & researched, with links and annotations; audio & video interviews & recordings; oral history pieces, tales of travellers to & from India. "Tales of The Flower Raj" link to (category). We work with the contributors to ensure the best display of their best work.
THE FLOWER RAJ ARTICLES
GO TO THE ARTICLES SECTION A self-publishing module where anyone can apply & have an account to publish their work on our site; publishing a text story is as easy as sending an email; you can add photos & video clips. Edit yourself & publish yourself.
THE FLOWER RAJ PHOTOS
GO TO THE PHOTO ALBUMS A set of photo albums dedicated to travellers in India past & present; it includes contributed collections of old & new photographs from personal archives; there is also a section for places & for arts.