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That Really Great Wall of Ourselves!

Learned something new today from Soumili …Research Work#3.

We all know about the Great Wall of China that connected the fortifications built by various states during Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC) and the Warring State periods (475-221 BC).

They were connected by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect his newly formed Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) against incursions by nomads from Inner Asia.

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Now, I know that there is a second great wall: the Great Wall of Kumbhalgarh, in the State Rajasthan in the west of India. Work began in 1443 and was completed a century later. It was later enlarged in the 19th century.

During the reign of Maharana Pratap (1572-?), the 13th Rajput King of Mewar (now the present state of Rajasthan), the wall was said to have held so many lamps that it enabled local farmers to work day and night.

But is was constructed mainly to protect 360 temples.

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But I think the third Great Wall is the one we build around ourself based on our beliefs, bigotries, cultures and worldview to protect us from the outside world. The wall that is our …

Barrier

Constraint

Deterrent

Encumbrance

Fetter

Hurdle

Impediment

Obstruction

Roadblock

Stumbling block

and

Trammel!

Author:

Only the “Shadow”’truly knows for sure!

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