Surat History

In today’s commodity-driven power-centric world, perhaps you know of Surat for its textiles or its diamonds, or for once being set to be one of the greatest cities in India, before its fall from glory. But behind the industry, beneath the rulers, lie the people. As an entry point for invading empires, the Mughals, the British, the industrialists, and the various trading communities that came with them, Surat took them all in its fold, becoming home to an eclectic ethnic and cultural mix. Leave behind the world of products and consumers and come meet the Surtis as fellow humans. Roam their streets, enjoy their spicy scrumptious food, and remember that we are simply visitors together on this planet.