My Journey Through India

Being a professor at the university and learning Literature, tour of Shimla was never complete without a visit to the Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla. So after we reached from Jakhu Temple and had our lunch, we decided to visit the institute. As it was a Sunday, the institute was open to the public. After taking the entry tickets we went inside the gate to have a breath taking view of the majestic building with beautiful lawns surrounding it.

The institute started functioning from 1965 and is built on the Observatory Hill. It has an area of 331 acres and the main subjects that are taught are social science, philosophy, pure mathematics, literature, etc. I told my kids that the place was used by the Viceroy earlier, and later used by the President of India. There was a guide who helped us through the way taking us to…

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