‘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…

Isa Khan’s Tomb to reopen after two years — Times of India com on Archaeological Survey of India and Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Nizamuddin renewal project

NEW DELHI: Restoration of the two 16th-century garden tombs in vicinity of Humayun’s Tomb and part of the world heritage site belonging to Sher Shah Suri’s courtier Isa Khan Niazi and Bu Halima, a lesser-known historical figure close to the Mughal royal family, is almost complete. Isa Khan’s Tomb, where conservation work began in January…

Country’s oldest sunken garden discovered – The Hindu com News

A NEW PERSPECTIVE: Isa Khan’s garden tomb in the precincts of Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site in the Capital can now be considered the earliest example of a sunken garden in India – attached to a tomb – a concept later developed at Akbar’s Tomb and at the Taj Mahal.   Restoration work on a…

The Silent Artist of Nizamuddin – Open The Magazine com

Meet Om Pal, for whom the street outside Mirza Ghalib’s tomb is a canvas     WHO SAYS HE IS HANDICAPPED? Om Pal lost an arm when he fell off a building doing construction work some years ago (Photo: RAUL IRANI)     It’s 7 am and Delhi’s historic Nizamuddin basti is slowly stirring to…

India:18 families moved to restore Nizamuddin complex

Source: Hindustan Times ***** As part of the on-going restoration and conservation work at the Nizamuddin dargah and the nearby baoli (stepwell), 18 families were shifted from the dargah’s surrounding area. The 14th century baoli (step well), built by Hazarat Nizamuddin Auliya and “believed to have medicinal properties”, had borne large-scale damage to its surrounding…

India: Ghalib’s mazar to come alive again with mushairas – Indian Express

More than a hundred years after Mirza Ghalib’s death, the Mazar-e-Ghalib in Nizamuddin Basti is set to throw open its courtyards for mushairas once again. Following extensive landscaping and conservation work by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), Ghalib’s tomb and its courtyard enclosure have now been restored to their historic splendour with hand-carved…