A garden of tombs

A garden of tombsA curated walk, conducted by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which has restored the 90-acre Sunder Nursery, located adjacent to the Humayun’s Tomb, took a group of women scribes from the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC) through a city park that is new yet replete with heritage. Restored tombs and newly-laid walkways are embellished by natural landscape as also well-designed park areas and a profusion of flower-beds.

 

“In this garden, the tombs mostly date from the 15th and 16th century,” explained Ratish Nanda, a conservation architect, who heads the AKTC’s operations in India. “This site is connected to Hazrat Nizamuddin’s dargah. And it was considered auspicious after the saint’s death to be buried near his tomb. For seven centuries, this whole region, from here to Lodhi Gardens, had been a kabristan (graveyard), a sacred landscape.”

More at the source: The Statesman / Asha Ramachandran / April 5, 2018

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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