Restoration of Forgotten Glory : Samadhi of Bhai Vasti Ram, Lahore

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  • ABEER NASIM
  • AYESHA MEHMOOD MALIK

Abstract

Restoration of historic buildings is hard and requires skilled labour and good craftsmanship. The artisan who works in the restoration of old buildings and monuments learnt the skills and techniques from their ancestors. These skills are transferred from generation to generation since the time of the Mughuls (1524-1712) and Sikhs (1764-1849). Pakistan has a variety of structures built in different eras that have importance in the architectural character of Pakistan. This paper describes the Decorative Architectural features of Samadhi of Bhai Vasti Ram, Causes of decay of Samadhi, its importance and architectural significance. Restoration of Samadhi mob was completed in 2018 after it suffered a massive mob attack due to Babri Mosque incident in 1992. The restoration of Samadhi has been done by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Pakistan.

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Published

2021-03-06

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ABEER NASIM, & AYESHA MEHMOOD MALIK. (2021). Restoration of Forgotten Glory : Samadhi of Bhai Vasti Ram, Lahore. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 68(1). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/48

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