Delhi’s tryst with Mughal-era history as govt plans heritage renovation

The Archaeological Survey of India has converted Dara Shikoh Library into a museum, which is being developed as a second Partition museum, on the lines of the one in Amritsar

Delhi’s tryst with Mughal-era history as govt plans heritage renovation
 Restoration work is going on at the Library of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of emperor Shahjahan which was built in 1637 in Delhi. Its an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monument and is being restored and renovated as 2nd Partition Museum after Amritsar. Photograph : Rajeev Bhatt

The Dara Shikoh library, located near Delhi’s Kashmere Gate, has now become a part of ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project of the Indian government.

The Mughal-era library built by Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, after Aurangzeb killed stepbrother Dara Shikoh, the library passed through several hands. It is now set to undergo renovation.

Restoration work is going on at the Library of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of emperor Shahjahan which was built in 1637 in Delhi. Its an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monument and is being restored and renovated as 2nd Partition Museum after Amritsar. Photograph : Rajeev Bhatt