Our endangered heritage

Delhi’s Red Fort was once a symbol of Mughal power and the myriad India was ruled for centuries from this fort.

It has continued to be the symbol of central power as the leaders make their national day appearances and speeches from this monument.

However, life is not static and nor are the contours of power and politics. Not only that a global chain well known for its unhealthy products has occupied the public aesthetic here, the senseless defiling of the wall with posters and adverts indicates a generic attitude to monuments in South Asia.

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