India’s monumental assets can be game changers

Source: The Economic Times Blogs by Reshmi R Dasgupta

Aga Khan Trust for Culture's restoration and conservation work in Delhi, India, the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal initiative now extends to restore Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan’s Tomb. (Image credit: Scroll.in)
Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s restoration and conservation work in Delhi, India, the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal initiative now extends to restore Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan’s Tomb. (Image credit: Scroll.in)

“Selfies are good,” says Ratish Nanda as we make our way up impossibly steep and winding stairs to the top of Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan’s tomb in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin East residential area. I almost miss a step in surprise as selfies are the new bane of our times.

But as the India head of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, charged with conserving monuments such as this tomb and, earlier, Humayun’s magnificent mausoleum, Nanda has a different take. Selfies have replaced graffiti as the visitors’ preferred mark of presence!

Nanda has more such offbeat comments as he, my college friend and fellow history buff Parvati, and I do a tour of AKTC’s current work-in-progress at Rahim’s tomb.

Read more – Dated: March 11, 2017

 

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