Famous Kalinjar Fort in Danger
most historic kalinjar fort is fast decaying and dying feelingly remarked
professor Pushpesh Pant of Delhi University while screening a film on the famous
fort on national channel last Sunday.
The well known historian has directed and produced a serial on Fort’s of
India including the Kalinjar fort . While describing the great antiquity
religious historical and cultural importance of Kalinjar, professor Pant
regretted that this most important heritage is being neglected by the department
of archaeology who are the custodians of its maintenance and the state govt. If
the present carelessness and negligence continued this historical monument of
global importance will disappear from the map he emphasized.
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage Bundelkhand chapter has
started efforts for the inclusion of this great Chandela fort in the World
Heritage list. Mr. B.D.Gupta president Kalinjar Vikas Sasthan has congratulated
professor Pant for excellent production of the film to awaken people’s interest
in the historic monument of Banda district warning the responsible central and
state governments for urgent action for its proper preservation.
BY: Haris Zaman