MADHUR TANKHA for The Hindu – It was an interesting blend of historical narrative and knowledge on contemporary conservation work for all those who assembled at the Humayun’s Tomb, a world heritage site, on Saturday morning.
A group of people from different walks of life were explained the rationale behind certain architectural design patterns and gardens of the Mughal era. Most importantly, they were updated about the significant restoration work undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which has also improved the socio-economic conditions of people living in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti.
Part of The Hindu Lit for Life, the event aimed at shedding light on the Mughal era was thankfully not a monologue but an interactive one as curious heritage lovers bombarded with questions AKTC project director Ratish Nanda, who spearheaded the restoration work of the Humayun’s Tomb. Mr. Nanda succinctly explained the work done so far by his organisation.