Ahmed­abad on UNESCO’S world her­itage list

Governance Now - - BRIEFINGS -

gu­jarat’s Ahmed­abad be­came the first In­dian city and third in Asia to be listed on the world her­itage list of the UNESCO. Founded in the 15th cen­tury, the city has 28 ASI pro­tected mon­u­ments. The ur­ban struc­tures of the city are dis­tinc­tive due to their puras (neigh­bour­hoods), pols (res­i­den­tial streets), and khadki (in­ner en­trances to pols) largely made of tim­ber. mean­while, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and mum­bai are still on the ten­ta­tive list, while Varanasi has still not made any progress de­spite the ef­forts of his­to­ri­ans and ac­tivists for the past 20 years.

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