The havelis of Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region have a charm and distinction that the discerning traveller spots immediately. The region comprises the districts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu and Nagaur in the north of the state and is an abiding reminder of the migrations that led to the trade and business networks that this small community formed across the subcontinent. In the years between 1830 and 1870, Marwari merchants constructed these grand havelis in their home towns and villages. Th