EMPEROR JAHANGEER HAD ONE TILE MOSAIC DESIGNED ON LAHORE FORT –
BHANDAR AND BAQRI TAMASHA: FOUR HUNDRED YEARS STILL SAME TODAY.
The region of Hindustan is famous for economical ways of entertaining people. Different sort of baazi-gars, performers of unusual antics flocked villages as well as cities. The walk on a tight rope, the snake charmers rope trick and others were all there. One thing which abounded then and very rare today was performances by dancing monkeys and balancing goats. It is certain that people remember the excitement of same even today, as it used to thrill children. And not a fee was asked from everyone, except those willing to throw some coins to the person. The invitation was called through a dug-dugi. The man played the dug-dugi as well as a flute to lure children out of their houses, or to watch same from the safety of their balconies in the house.
The Jahangeeri bandar tamasha is only different in his personal dress, it is same after centuries. Passed on from generation to generation in name of cheap entertainment. Perhaps Prince and Princesses got entertained in the same way in the past.