CONSERVATION WORK ON HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN BAOLI (STEPWELL), DELHI. COURTESY: AGA KHAN TRUST FOR CULTURE – TAASA Review June 2011
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This article was originally found in the June 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 11).
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And so it would have gone on a shrine ensconced in a crowded neighbourhood that never sleeps; a majestic, albeit desolate, monument with several somewhat shabby lieutenants scattered around; and a vast `nursery’ with some ruined buildings, and huddles of beds of plants for sale…. Then suddenly – a new current of life started flowing through it all.
Intervention from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (1997-2003) led to the 12 hectares of lawn around the Tomb being replanted and new saplings planted.
What made the desert an oasis was the recovery of the water-system...