New Book on Heritage of the Mughal World: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme by Philip Jodidio (Editor)

some images inside this book This beautifully illustrated book explores the historic cities, buildings, and gardens that flourished during the Mughals’ three-century rule, highlighting valuable conservation and restoration projects in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. From 1526-1857, the Mughal Empire presided over an extended period of peace, prosperity, and unprecedented artistic achievement in the Indian subcontinent….

Videos of opening of Blue Mosque in Cairo, Egypt

Ceremony of Opening of the Blue Mosque in Presense of Hazir Imam and Governor of Cairo Speeches by HH The Aga Khan and the Governor of Cairo in Blue Mosque opening ceremony HH the Aga Khan Hazir Imam meets with the Governor of Aswan HH The Aga Khan and Minister of Culture of Egypt Inaugurate…

His Highness the Aga Khan and Union tourism minister to lay the foundation stone of underground museum | HH to receive the Padma Vibhushan award in New Delhi

Water flows for the first time in centuries in the first chahar-bagh (four-part paradise garden) to surround a Mughal tomb on the subcontinent. – Photo: AKDN/Patrick Ruchdi Underground museum at Humayun’s Tomb in 2 years — Times of India com NEW DELHI: Come 2017, the city will have its first, fully underground museum at the…

Restored ‘Barah Khambha’ open to public — Business Standard com India

Having fallen into neglect earlier, ‘Barah Khambha’, a 16th century monument in south Delhi, has been restored and opened to the public today. Located on Lodhi Road, the monument’s park has also been landscaped and restored in a traditional way. (…) DDA Vice-Chairman Balvinder Kumar, while opening the heritage site to people, said “we would…

Tomb of neglect — The Hindu com article by MADHUR TANKHA

Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khankhana in Nizamuddin East. Photo: Monica Tiwari. When Emperor Akbar’s trusted lieutenant and reputed scholar Abdur Rahim Khan commissioned the construction of a red sandstone tomb near the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti in memory of his wife, he probably had no inkling that 400 years later, the tomb would become a refuge…

Arab Serai to regain its glory — The Hindu com

Restoration work in progress at the Arab Serai near the Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA, The Hindu  (…) To ensure that the Mughal-era Arab Serai is restored to its original glory, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been doing major restoration work for the past one and…

The Times of India com: Restoring the fount of life

The big well inside the Qutb Shahi Tombs complex is set to rise like a phoenix. Restoring the fount of life (…) Quli Qutb-ul Mulk was born in Saidabad near Hamadan in present day Iran. From a cold dry place to the sunny Hyderabad with plentiful water, it must have been quite a change for…

India: Life around the tombs — The Financial Express com

By: Isher Judge Ahluwalia  SummaryEven though the Nizamuddin Basti lacks a formal identity, its urban renewal has been done with sensitivity… The Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative is an experiment in heritage and urban rejuvenation in the heart of New Delhi, which should make every Delhiite proud. The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb and its gardens, as…