Yesterday, I visited the popular Kelkar Museum in Pune.
Kelkar Museum is located in the old Pune city. A part of the city, I spent a lot of time as a child during summer holidays with my maternal grandparents. The collection on display is pretty much sourced from the elite and well-heeled. Much of it is from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The collection is primarily from Southern India – mainly from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu. There are some statues that do date back to the 13th century.
Loved these chess pieces. Some of the pawns carry muskets and some sword and shield. And Mastani Mahal was a ghostly peek into the past, in a good way.
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