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Alex Goldblum Shares Stunning Photos of Jhalavad in Photo Book “The Raj of Dhrangadhra”

The book explores the region in India called Jhalavad, its culture, architecture, and life.

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This book is an in-depth look at the history and culture of Jhalavad.

Alex Goldblum is a photographer, filmmaker, and author. His photo book “The Raj of Dhrangadhra” is a collection of photographs he took of Jhalavad, a region in India. The book explores the region, its culture, architecture, and life. It showcases the art and palaces of the Jhallesvars, the kings that ruled the ancient desert kingdom of Jhalavad.

Dhrangadhra was the former capital of the Kingdom of Halvad-Dhrangadhra. “The Raj of Dhrangadhra” features the life of the current Jhallesvar, His Highness Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Temple University. The photo book was published in collaboration with His Highness.

Alex Goldblum, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a former student and friend of Dr. Jhala. Alex first met Dr. Jhala when he entered his anthropology class at Temple University in Philadelphia in 2005. He enrolled in the university’s summer study abroad course, which Dr. Jhala held in Dhrangadhra, a town in the western province of Gujarat, India. Alex later realized that his professor was a prince, Prince Jayasinhji of the Kingdom of Halvad-Dhrangadhra.

The author was blessed with the opportunity to examine and archive these photos from India over a period of eighteen years. “The Raj of Dhrangadhra” illustrates Alex’s experience in Jhalavad and the Royal Dynasty of the present Jhallesvar Maharaja of Halvad-Dhrangadhra, Jayasinhji.

Alex and Professor Jhala have collaborated on and published five books, including Royal Jhallesvar Paintings of The Floating Desert and Jhallaraangadh: The Lake Palace at Halvad. Some photos in the book have been extracted from the personal archive of Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala.

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Author Bio
Alex Goldblum is a photographer, filmmaker, and author from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Trained as an apprentice in film, screenwriting, and videography at an early age at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Institute, Alex went on to study Film & Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia. After completing a Master of Arts degree at The New School for Media Studies, Alex has gone on to lead a multi-faceted career in art, photography, and moviemaking.

At the age of eighteen, Alex made his first trip to Europe. Traveling to over twenty-five countries across four continents, Alex has made motion pictures on location in India, Italy, and Israel and Palestine. In 2005, Alex travelled to China to attend the Beijing Film Academy’s International Student Film and Video Festival, where he won an honorable mention. Goldblum’s work has screened in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Lahore, Pakistan, Crested Butte, Colorado, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Alex’s work in Photography has been printed in Adbusters Magazine, Vancouver, British Columbia and on the New York Times website. The trailer for his movie, “The Thin Green Line,” was streamed on Y-Net, a popular Israeli Internet site in January 2011. In 2012 Boksenbaum Fine Art Gallery debuted an exhibit of Alex’s work in High-Definition Color Printing entitled “A Photographic Journey.” Goldblum’s documentary film “The Thin Green Line” won an Award of Recognition from The IndieFEST Film Awards in 2022.

“The Raj of Dhrangadhra”
Author | Alex Goldblum
Genre | Art and Photography
Publisher | Goldblum Media Publishing
Published date | March 7, 2023

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 The Raj Of Dhrangadhra
 Alex Goldblum
 Art And Photography
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