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).
Conservation of Nabha’s Heritage
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.
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’.