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AKTC Recreating the imperial figures of Padshah 2023-04-16

Seven Humayuns
Source: 
www.newindianexpress.com

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture unveils seven sculptures and a book on Humayun, ahead of the opening of a site museum on the Humayun's tomb.

The timing is right, though the times may not be. As the monarch who laid the foundation of the Mughal dynasty by establishing his seat in Delhi, Nasir Ud-din Baig Muhammad Khan—better known as Humayun—held Delhi’s throne twice in between a long Persian exile, from 1530 to 1540, and from 1555 to 1556. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) is honouring the long-dead emperor with a museum at Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.

Delhi''s Sunder Nursery chosen for two UNESCO Asia-Pacific awards for conservation 2020-12-19

A lost garden emerges: Sunder Nursery, Delhi, India | Aga Khan Development Network Creator: Picasa
Source: 
outlookindia.com

New Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) Delhi''s iconic Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre garden which was transformed into a horticultural paradise after a decade-long conservation work, is among the winners in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation this year.
Also, Koothambalam at Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala''s Thrissur has been chosen in the Award of Distinction category.

The Entanglement of the Ginans in Khoja Governance

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2007
Date Published  2007
Authors  Shodhan, Amrita
Original Publication  Matrix Publishing, 169-180
Publisher  Matrix Publishing, 169-180
Key Words  Ginans Ismailis Khojas

A History of Syncretism of the Khoja Muslim Community

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  Ranjan, Amit
Original Publication  The Apollonian
Volume  4: 1-2
Issue  March-June
Pagination  53-65
Publisher  The Apollonian
Key Words  Religious Polemic; Khoja Ismaili sect; Hindu Nizarpanthis; Indian Islamic scholarship; Ismaili Nizari’ism

Restored by the AKTC - Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex opened for general public

Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

ew Delhi [India]: The entry for Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex in the national capital was opened on Saturday for the general public.
Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel opened the gate and also leads a morning walk at Humayun Tomb Complex as part of the Fit India Movement.

In 2017, Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.

Inauguration spree: Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to unveil three projects in Delhi

Conservation of Neela Gumbad was completed in 2014 | ( Photo | AKTC )
Source: 
The New India Express

By Express News Service
NEW DELHI: Almost five years after its conservation, Neela Gumbad, the blue-tiled tomb in the 16th century mausoleum complex of Mughal emperor Humayun, is likely to be unveiled officially on Saturday.

According to officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the ancient domed building on August 31 with two other projects — a new museum displaying retrieved and confiscated antiquities at Purana Quila and new-fangled illumination at Qutub Minar complex.

Delhi ‘baolis’: Stepping into the past to manage water needs 2019-08-26

Agrasen ki Baoli in central Delhi.
Source: 
The Asian Age

The 14th century baoli in the Kotla Feroz Shah complex is another example of a stepwell still in use. the decrepit well still waters the gardens.

Once important community spaces, stepwells from centuries ago needn’t just be relics of the past for tourists and history buffs but can be used to conserve water in these arid times, even with dipping groundwater levels, say conservationists and historians.

Bringing baoli back to life 2019-08-20

A baoli at Arab Ki Sarai is being revived where heritage and water conservation are being given equal weightage
Source: 
thehindu.com

At a time when many areas in Delhi and multiple cities across the country are facing acute water shortage, Mughal Emperor Jahangir-built baoli at Arab Ki Sarai can become a harbinger of hope for water conservation. It is being revived with the twin purpose of heritage and water conservation.

AKF - Want to Create Pathways of Adaptability And Development Through Education, Says Matt Reed

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
www.india.com

New Delhi, Mar 20: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is working in 30 countries. In India, AKDN activities span the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. In a conversation with Zee News, on the sidelines of the Zee Literature Festival, Matt Reed, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and of AKDN, said his organisation hopes to create pathways of adaptability and development through education.

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the gathering at the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the gathering at the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the gathering at the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) ceremony, held at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh looks on.

AKDN / Gary Otte

Source: 
akdn.org

Delhi’s Aga Khan heritage 2016-07-08

The Sundar Burj as it looks today. Photographs by Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Source: 
livemint.com

A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi’s Nizamuddin will end this time next year. How has it transformed one of the most historic and touristy areas of the country?

Mayank Austen Soofi

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Landmark: the restoration of the Humayun’s Tomb gardens in Delhi has been the starting point for an urban renewal project

Source: 
AKTC
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Humayun Tombs

Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan by Rajiv Mehrotra of DD TV - ALL SET FOR AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 2004-11-27

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RM: Your Highness, you are an inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world. We have traditionally associated religious leaders with austerity, with denials in a sense. You embody a fullness of life. What is the world view that circumscribes your work as an Imam?


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