Tag Archives: Bombay Panjrapole

Wasted days and wasted nights

29 November, 2013
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SS-K2913-Signage

Signage: Bombay Panjrapole (1834)

Near Madhav Baug Post Office, Bhuleshwar.

Pregnant cows were probably better off than pregnant women in 19th c Bombay. Expectant women were subject to a long and lonely lying-in period. They were confined to a dark and dingy room on the ground floor of their residences, for a period as long as 40 days after delivery.

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Homies

16 September, 2013
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Boundaries: Bombay Panjrapole (1834)

Boundaries: Bombay Panjrapole (1834)

Near Madhav Baug Post Office, Bhuleshwar.

The colonial government’s cruel policy of culling stray dogs in the hot seasons prompted sethias Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and Amichand Shah to found the Bombay Panjrapole in 1834.
The Panjrapole has been serving animals in distress for 179 years, offering a serene, permanent home to those that would otherwise have to manage or languish on the street.

Bombaywalla thanks Saroosh Dinshaw, Adi Mogrelia, Perin Bhatena and the staff of the Panjrapole for their kind and generous hospitality, tea, ghatia and Maaza.

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