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THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF MUMBAI
Walk conducted by the Mumbai Research Centre Titled ‘Saltpan Walk’ on Sunday, 3rd March, 2019, from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.

Sunday, 3rd March, 2019

Saltpan Walk – a walk with Mr. Vinayak Parab
Meeting point : Wadala Saltpans, at Shantinagar
Time : 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Participation on first come first served basis.
The Mumbai Research Centre, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, is arranging this visit to the Wadala Salt pans for the participants to understand this unique ecosystem and lifestyle of the people who work and live there.


There is approximately 3355 acres of Salt pan land in Mumbai. Inscriptions in and around Mumbai tell us that these Salt pans are in existence since the ancient period and one can find the records of their revenue mentioned with figures in older texts. The salt pan land in Mumbai was so important that the then kings used to donate this land with the hope of gaining merit. The Salt pans also played an important part in generating revenue during the rule of the Portuguese, British and Shivaji Maharaj. Besides their economic importance they played a significant ecological role and there evolved an entire distinct culture based on the life- cycle revolving round the salt pans.
However all this is fast changing where the pressure for urban land is not only disturbing the ecological structure of the city but also an entire life style and culture.
As number of participants is restricted, prior registration by email / phone call is necessary
Fees will be as follows:

Members of ASM - Rs.100/-, Non-Members - Rs.200/-, College Students - Rs.50/-
(Members and Students are requested to carry their identity cards)
The Fees are to be paid on the spot with exact denomination.
Register / Contact: 022 22660956 - Mr. C.G. Mane / Mr. Nitin Patil / Mr. Ronald Deniz / Mr. Denzil Pontes
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(On the day of the Walk you may contact – Mr. Vinayak Parab - Mobile No. 9967483689)

- Mr Yogesh Kamdar (VP), Chairman, Mumbai Research Centre
- Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary, Asiatic Society of Mumbai.

   

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