The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has a long history in India, dating back to the establishment of the first Aga Khan school in Mundra, Gujarat, in 1905. Eight of AKDN’s 11 agencies are operational in the country, implementing a range of programmes, in diverse fields from water and sanitation to maternal health and family nutrition, sustainable agriculture to disaster risk reduction and response, cultural restoration to school improvement.
City of Djinns & Saints: Nizamuddin Basti Renewal, Delhi, India
In Nizamuddin Basti, known for its Sufi saints and shrines, the Trust is taking a synergistic, community-centred and collaborative approach to cultural and social development to develop public parks, strengthen urban basic services through interventions in three core areas of health, education and environmental sanitation, undertake conservation and rehabilitate public open space.
A lost garden emerges: Sunder Nursery, Delhi, India
Aligned with the large entrance plaza of Humayun’s tomb, Sunder Nursery...
The location of Sunder Nursery, adjacent to Humayun’s Tomb Complex and Nizamuddin Basti, largely follows the Mughal Grand Trunk Road connecting significant monuments. The landscape design aims to enhance the historic character of the nursery, attract visitors and provide a seamless pedestrian connection with Humayun’s Tomb Complex.
The nine domes of the Universe: Noh Gunbad Mosque, Balkh, Afghanistan
Plasterwork on column capitals painstakingly cleaned and restored, Noh...
Built between the early 8th century and the first half of the 9th century, the Noh Gunbad Mosque is believed to be the oldest and most important early Islamic-era building in Afghanistan. It stands out as an early example of an innovative style for mosques, influenced by pre-existing Irano-Sassanid patterns.
Ethic of Compassion and Sharing
As part of her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) studies at Aga Khan...