“It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live”- Dalai Lama

HERITAGE CONSERVATION

The foundation is leading a process to mainstream Nabha’s heritage into contemporary life and connect it to the transformation of Nabha. Years of neglect, natural disasters, pollution, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization and the changing nature of society are leaving popular memories forgotten and old buildings redundant, threatening to sweep away many years of tradition and history. Nabha Foundation is working towards safeguarding, conserving and reviving this valuable tangible and intangible heritage. The Foundation has obtained government and UNESCO approval to lease, restore and reuse the Quila (Fort and Palace).

Our Focus:
Conservation of Nabha’s Heritage

  • Conserve, restore and reuse heritage buildings
  • Develop institutions to outspread knowledge of Nabha’s significant history
  • Train local people to become community conservationist
  • Document and create inventories of sites, buildings, documents, art, photos, stories, maps and more

Revival of Traditional Craft and Trades – Phulkari

Nabha’s rich traditions include Phulkari embroidery, a purely domestic folk art that spans over generations in Punjab. The Foundation training on Phulkari embroidery to the women of Nabha, has a dual impact of heritage conservation and financial empowerment for women.

A Political Biography of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of Nabha (1883-1942)

Nabha’s glorious history and its ruler Maharaja Ripudaman Singh’s contribution to the national freedom movement as well as his significant efforts to place Nabha in a place of pride has been documented and published as a book by OXFORD University Press authored by Dr. J.S. Grewal & Dr. Indu Banga.
Please click on this link to buy ‘A Political Biography of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of Nabha’.