Welcome to F.I.E.L.D.- the First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database.

Articles - Aga Khan on a 12-day visit of India 2013-09-17

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.

Mughal-era Arab ki Sarai gateway restored to its old glory in Delhi 2018-05-28

The gateway is 13 metres high with five arches. It also has chambers and a domed roof flanked by niches on both sides.(Sanchit K
Source: 
hindustantimes.com

According to Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) listing of ancient structures in Delhi, Arab Sarai was built in 1560 by Hamida Banu Begum, who was chief consort of Mughal emperor Humayan, to accommodate 300 Arabs she had brought back from Mecca.

The lofty eastern gateway of a walled enclosure built in the 17th century — which was originally a market built during Jahangir’s reign along side Arab ki Sarai, Nizamuddin East — has been restored to its old glory.

The restorer, Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), began restoration work in January 2017.

Walk The Talk with His Highness Aga Khan 2013-10-05

WALK.JPG
Source: 
ndtv.com

This week we travel to outskirts of Hyderabad to interview His Highness The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Community and Founder and Chairman of The Aga Khan Development Network. He speaks about how he bridges the east and the west and brings different communities together. He says that the modern world suffers from ignorance rather than civilization. He also speaks about how his academy is devoid of caste, religion and sect. And about how his life changed after the World Trade Centre plane crash in 2001.

Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, India to Be Inaugurated 2013-09-20

2013-09-20 1619.jpg
Source: 
AKDN.ORG

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 2013 - The Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is a new, not-for-profit school situated on a 100-acre campus near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Human Resources and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to meet Manmohan Singh today

2013-09-20 DayPics-180913-ra7.jpg
Source: 
zeenews.india.com

New Delhi: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Wednesday.

Aga Khan IV, who arrived on an official visit to India for 11 days, will meet Dr Singh at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here at 12: 30 pm.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will then call on the visiting dignitary at around 3 pm at Hotel Taj Mahal here.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will host a banquet in honour of the spiritual leader at the Hyderabad House here at 7: 45 pm.


Back to top