The harsh, barren landscape of the Thar is frequently cited as the primary factor behind Marwaris’ migration from Rajasthan. Away from home, initial lack of resources motivated them to work assiduously while adopting a frugal way of life, and these have long been attributed as reasons for their power and influence in society and industry today. Amidst this success, however, a yearning for the roots and a desire to reassert the Marwari identity has continued to connect the community to its kul (lineage). While returning to Rajasthan to celebrate various festivals and rites of passage, Marwari families have pursued philanthropic ventures and constructed temples, schools and social welfare institutions to give back what they felt they owed to their ancestors. MARWAR talks to members of the community on how they have fostered and maintained relations with their homeland and given back to their land of origin.
Rajasthan’s authentic culture is fabled across the world offering an endless cuisine of vibrancy, colour and zest that will leave you wanting for more. To celebrate the artists and their unique art forms and to commemorate Rana Kumbha’s contribution to the building of this unique culture, Rajasthan Tourism organizes the Kumbhalgarh Festival every year.
The mighty Kumbhalgarh needs no introduction when it comes to the marvellous architecture and regalia. The history of the fort is as expansive as the walls of the fort( which account to be the second-...
With changing times, the overall perception of marriage might have changed, but for most Marwari families and couples, age-old traditions and revered customs continue to hold sway. With the wedding season going full blast, we have dedicated our cover to the all-important social institution of marriage, outlining the many customs and rituals that typify Marwari weddings.
With all this and more, we bring you our November-December issue of MARWAR.
First-generation entrepreneur Ritesh Agarwal’s feat of turning his start-up into the world’s third-largest network of hotels, accommodation options and managed living and work spaces is truly amazing. What’s more amazing is that the college dropout, who is just 25 now, has achieved all this from scratch and in six years flat! We bring the story of his incredible journey of building OYO Hotels & Homes.