Resurrecting Chambal - A Microscopic Study of Heritage Tourism

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A book is mirror of author’s mind. Chambal, often referred by many as home of dacoits has been mirrored in this book as Heritage & Dark tourism destination. This book covers the districts of Chambal division namely; Morena, Sheopur & Bhind and districts of Gwalior division namely; Gwalior, Datia, Guna, Ashoknagar, & Shivpuri.  Readers will be able to time travel in the history of Chambal through this book. Years long Chambal has been trying to attract the tourists for many a reasons like history, heritage, ravines, Eco, adventure, pilgrims and a lot more. This book brings forth the beauty of Chambal & also tries to weave the history, heritage & tourism in one thread. Readers will also get to know about the various dynasties & their ruling period which are still buried beneath the soil of Chambal. Attempt has been made by the author to pen down the various efforts undertaken by the Government & other stakeholders to revive Chambal and the various measures that can be taken further for resurrecting Chambal fashioned with the drape of tourism. This work will act as the great resource not only to the history lovers but also to the researchers, heritagologist, governments, tourism stakeholders, scholars and to a great extent for all the Marco polos of future generations to come.

About the Author: She is working as an assistant professor in Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Gwalior since 2012 and have teaching experience of more than 15 years.  She is coordinating numerous illustrious projects of Government of India like Swachhta Action Plan (SAP), Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat, Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (Heritage Advance Course), Integrated Regional Tourist Development Plan (for M.P. Tourism Development board). Hitherto, she had also worked in and completed many flagship programs for different Ministries of India like development of India's first UNESCO heritage tourism village, Raghurajpur, involvement in planning phase of Mahaparinirvana, Buddhist Circuit train for Ministry of Tourism and IRTDC, research projects on Women Dacoits for Ministry of Home Affairs, Rural tourism project for the village Pranpur, Madhya Pradesh for Ministry of Tourism, GoI and many other research projects. She has also authored a book titled ‘Culture and Heritage Resources of India’ in the year 2020. She is associated as a Governing Council Member since 2009 to INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), a non-profit organisation aimed towards preservation and conservation of tangible and intangible heritage and historical monument. She is also holding the position of WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce Industry) Rural Tourism Council president of Madhya Pradesh. 

She is working as a philanthropist, environmentalist and heritage expert for more than 20 years for which she is honoured with numerous awards to name a few ‘JCI Outstanding Young Personality – 2021’, ‘Limca Book of Records 2008, 2010, 2012’, ‘Swachhta Hi Seva award by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India 2020.

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2022)
  • Author: Dr. Kamakshi Maheshwari
  • ISBN-13: 9781636406176
  • Product Dimensions:  6 x 1 x 9 Inch

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