Forgotten Blueprints, Enduring Icons: Tracing Malerkotla’s Identity through its Art and Architecture

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KASHISH GARG

Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Architectural Heritage
Received Date: 10/12/2023
Acceptance Date: 11/16/2023
Published On: 2024-01-16
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KASHISH GARG Forgotten Blueprints, Enduring Icons: Tracing Malerkotla’s Identity through its Art and Architecture International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 2024; 7(1): -p.
Abstract

Malerkotla is home for a wide range of architectural wonders that exhibit an integration of Mughal and European influences. However, the community’s artistic abilities and craftsmanship go beyond just architecture. These artistic traditions not only showcase the creativity and skill of the artisans, but they also add to the city’s vibrant cultural fabric.

These architectural and cultural treasures serve as tangible reminders of the city’s tremendous accomplishments, making their preservation essential. The goal of this study is to increase public awareness about the community whose identity, which has remained unaffected to this day, relies on communal harmony. Malerkotla’s distinctive character, which embodies a culture of peaceful cooperation, is evident in both its art and architecture. The primary objectives of this research are to highlight the pressing need for conservation and look into efficient methods for achieving it. By preserving these cultural assets, we can ensure their long- term survival and protect the principles they stand for.
Keywords: Preserving, Tangible Reminders, Peaceful cooperation, communal harmony.

INTRODUCTION
Background
During the times of communal conflicts the North and East India was devastated by violence and bloodshed whereas Malerkotla, amidst the Partition, remained a land of Peace and tranquility. The town show’s how strongly the inhabitants were committed to the principles of mutual respect, Tolerance and understanding, and still are.[1]
Problem Statement
The historic structures of Malerkotla, with their architectural significance and cultural legacy, are in danger due to neglect and decay. The main causes of their deterioration are a lack of funding, insufficient maintenance, and incompetent management. At the same time, the disappearing crafts associated with the region’s legacy are under threat. These crafts are an important aspect of Malerkotla’s identity.

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KASHISH GARG Forgotten Blueprints, Enduring Icons: Tracing Malerkotla’s Identity through its Art and Architecture International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 2024; 7(1): -p.

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