Does our Heritage really getting its WORTH?
|Beautiful Fort - Resultant of Ignorance|
This third city of Delhi is enclosed with an area of around 6.5 sq.kms, which due to the lack of maintanence and management could be seen in a disastrous situation with pond and unwanted grass and plants with no sense of human values and they say, it's a protected and conserved monument.
Tughlakabad - 'the ruined city'
The fort was completed in just a span of around 4 years, as all the labourers around Delhi, were deployed in the construction of the same. sufi saint, Nizamuddin Aulia, pleaded to the Sultan to spare some workers for his 'baoli'(wellness) which he declined. On this Aulia is sail to have given two curses to him : ‘ya rahey gujjar, ya rahe ujar’ and ‘hunuz dilli door ast’(Delhi is yet far).
On the inauguration of the new Capital, Sultan died under said conspiracy hatched by his son, Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq. The fort after the tragic death of his buiider, never got occupied and was finally abandoned in 1327. Following the abandonment, a settlement of the gujjar herdsmen, as per the prophecy came up within the precincts, which later was known as Tughlakabad village.
After the formation of the Archaeological Survey of India, the fort was declared a protected monument. However, over the years, the villagers encroached upon the land of the fort beyond the limit of the village building houses and selling plots. Due to political exigencies, the leadership and the Government of the day has always preferred to look the other way. It’s a ruined fort. Its’ open for the visitors from sunrise to sunset and few things are still the same way.
|Tughlakabad Village - Lows and Downs|
The ignorance of the authorities at proper time, resulted in the so-called illegal human settlement, which could have been avoided or either could still be saved, as extreme situtation is still to occur.
The villagers tries to prove their existence to be around 700 years with no real evidences for it, some historians believes it to be at least 300 years old. Built-up and infrastructure has improved quite a bit with very poor civic amenities and facilities. There’s sewage problem, people are still poverty-stricken. Employment rate has however increased with being in the vicinity of the national capital, but education status hasn’t increased to the level. If the fort hadn’t been a ruined one, than it may attract the tourist and may help in increasing their income.
|The historic city of Delhi consists of the seven capital cities formed at different eras of the history of the Indian Subcontinent. The city of Tughlakabad can be seen the worst mainatained and managed of them all. What it all needs, is just a proper care, maintenance, and firstlr the upheaval and it could only add to the economic value of the national capital city of The Republic of India.|
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