InterGlobe Foundation and Aga Khan Trust for Culture announce the launch of “Celebrating Rahim”: Book on Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan’s literature and life

New Delhi: Celebrating Rahim: InterGlobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Enterprises, in association with Aga Khan Trust for Culture today announced the launch of the book “Celebrating Rahim”. The book comprising in-depth archival research on the life of Abdur Rahim Khan and his dohas and poetry is a part of joint conservation and culture…

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Unveils Gold Finial at Humayun Tomb — Orissa Diary com

New Delhi: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation unveiled the restored 18 feet tall Finial at Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi today as part of the ongoing conservation effort. Shri Rakesh Tiwari, DG, ASI, Shri Ratish Nanda, CEO, Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Shri Bhaskar Bhat, MD,…

India: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not…

400-year-old plaster patterns found in chamber of Nizamuddin tomb|Watch video on past Nizamuddin Mela – Anual fair

Lotus Pond: Within the Sundar Nursery area stand several Mughal-era structures. Conservation works on Lakkarwala Burj, Sunderwala Burj, Mughal Pavilion, Arched Platform, Grave Platforms were completed in earlier years.  In 2014, conservation works have focused on the completion of conservation works on Sundarwala Mahal and Lotus Pond. Humayun’s Tomb Site MuseumThe architecture of the Museum…

India: Pollution could deface monuments — Hindu com

Combined assault of severe air pollution and acid rain could destroy facade of buildings, say experts Structural damage to the Taj Mahal’s white surface is more visible, unlike the damage done to the surface of Humayun’s Tomb (in picture) or the Parliament.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma They may have stood the test of time, but Delhi’s…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) India CEO speaks on far-ranging impact of heritage restoration — The Ismaili on Ratish Nanda at Ismaili Centre.London

London, 25 September 2015 — Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India spoke on Rethinking Conservation: AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London. Dr David Taylor, Director of the AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, thanks Ratish Nanda for his presentation. Ismaili Council for the UK During…

Restoring mughal magnificence — The Statesman com India|The heritage sites could not only sustain themselves but could become catalysts for the revitalisation of historic districts

Humayun Tomb (…) Around the same time, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture set out to prove that heritage sites could not only sustain themselves but could become catalysts for the revitalisation of historic districts. It  began by restoring the gardens of Humayun’s Tomb as a gift to India from His Highness, the Aga Khan,…

Humayun’s Tomb unburied — The Hindu com on documentation film on Discovery Channel to telecast on July 27 for Indian public

Before undertaking conservation works a significant archival research programme was initiated. The necropolis of Mughal dynasty, the Humayun’s Tomb, built in the 1560s, stands revealed basking in its regained grandeur amidst the frantic activity of the modern Delhi. The regained charm of this Mughal monument will now be revealed in a show titled ‘Revealed: Humayun’s…

Nila Gumbad reunited with the Humayun’s Tomb complex — India Today

Nila Gumbad, the beautiful blue-tiled tomb Nila Gumbad, the beautiful blue-tiled tomb, has finally been reunited with the Humayun’s Tomb complex. After nearly nine years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been able to close the 15-feet-wide road that cuts through the complex, leading to isolation and decay of the blue tomb. Every…

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…