Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex in Delhi Restored

The tomb of Mirza Muzaffar Hussain, grand-nephew of Emperor Humayun and son-in-law of Emperor Akbar, is at the center of the newly restored Batashewala complex. Photo: AKTC/Narendra_Swain Please also see: Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex Brief Delhi, 22 April 2015 – The restoration of the 11-acre “Batashewala complex” – undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for…

Centre identifies Qutb Shahi tombs for restoration — The Hindu com India

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed the allocation of funds for the facelift of the Qutb Shahi tombs in the Union Budget.- Photo: G. Ramakrishna (…) In his Budget speech, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted that most of the country’s 25 cultural world heritage sites were still deficient in facilities and required restoration. Conservationists have…

ASI (The Archaeological Survey of India) to install lightening conductor over Humayun’s Tomb — Times of India com

NEW DELHI: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will install a makeshift lightening conductor over the dome of Humayun’s Tomb, after a massive storm struck down its finial rendering the world heritage “vulnerable” After Friday’s massive thunderstorm, the monument’s “crown” carrying the lightening conductor for Tomb’s safety, and an “auspicious symbol” were dislodged leaving it…

Nizamuddin keeps alive dastangoi — Times of India com

NEW DELHI: To celebrate World Heritage Day, children from 21 schools across the city assembled at world heritage site Humayun’s Tomb on Wednesday. The event had been organized by Aga Khan Trust for Culture which had planned a dual celebration of World Heritage Day which is on Friday and Earth Day next week. They organized…

Monumental effort — The Hindu com

Ratish Nanda of Agha Khan  Ratish Nanda, who will be at The Hindu Lit For Life in Delhi, talks about the Urban Renewal Initiative (…) As the project director of Aga Khan Trust For Culture, he has been instrumental in the Urban Renewal Initiative — in partnership with CPWD and ASI — which seeks to…

Times of India com: World heritage week -Time to celebrate or mourn?

“snip” Moving to the cluster of monuments at Golconda, the Qutub Shahi Tombs located amidst expansive gardens are slowly inching towards collapse. There has been no maintenance and repair of the tombs for ages. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which came forward to save the world class heritage site, is waiting for the government’s…

‘New bodies for heritage rules’ — Time of India com article says NMA proposed Ministry to notify Aga Khan Trust for Culture and SPA as authorities for framing heritage bylaws

NEW DELHI: The National Monuments Authority has identified Aga Khan Trust for Culture and School of Planning and Architecture as authorities for framing heritage bylaws in Delhi and has sent a proposal to the ministry of culture to notify them as expert heritage bodies. Reach Foundation in Chennai has also been identified to help with…