A new development has came as a surprise for many local history aficionados and philatelists, the historic Sarkhej Riza monument found a place in the five stamp set released by India post on the occasion of 74th Independence Day.
The set themed ‘Unesco World Heritage Websites in India-III,’ additionally has the Church of Bom Jesus in Goa, monuments at Pattadakal, Javeri temple at Khajuraho and Qutb Minar.
Paradoxically, whereas Sarkhej Roza is a major a part of Ahmedabad’s historical past, it’s not a part of the inscribed ‘Hostoric Metropolis Of Ahmedabad’’ which obtained the tag of India’s first Unesco World Heritage Metropolis in July 2017, stated Abrar Ali Saiyed, Sarkhej Roza Committee chairman.
The TOI reported that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) too confirmed this and stated that whereas the Roza complicated is among the many ASI protected monuments in Ahmedabad, it has not been a part of the World Heritage Metropolis
‘Postal stamp will give impetus to Roza’s conservation’ Abrar Ali Saiyed, Sarkhej Roza Committee chairman, stated that the Roza getting place on a postal stamp would put the monument in focus nationally.
“The picture of a mandapa used on a postal stamp itself is consultant of distinctive Indo-Islamic architectural type, which thus far amazes the scholars and masters alike,” stated Saiyed. “We hope that the popularity will immediate the authorities to take up its much-needed conservation.”
The leaflet issued by India Submit with the stamps phrases the Sarkhej Roza as ‘one of many outstanding landmarks of Historic Metropolis of Ahmadabad, a UNESCO World Heritage Website’ for its wealthy historical past and reverence. ‘Like many monuments constructed throughout that interval, the Sarkhej Roza fused each non-Indian and Indian rules of structure… It fused Islamic stylistic influences from Persia with Indian Hindu and Jain options to kind a composite Indo-Saracenic architectural type.’ Consultants stated that the Roza had an necessary place within the metropolis’s historical past with the Roza related to Sultan Ahmad Shah’s religious information Ahmad Shaikh Ganj Baksh Khattu and a number of other of the necessary figures of the town’s historical past together with Mahmud Begada.