After two decades of waiting, historic Indian women’s college to be restored

The Koti Women’s College in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, which shot to fame globally after William Dalrymple’s book White Mughals, has finally got a fresh lease of life after being on the restoration list for almost two decades.

A project implementation committee meeting held on December 3, 2015 decided to speed up the restoration work at the college.

Some of the major decisions include monthly progress report, inventory and cataloguing of movable assets, mapping of building services, adaptive reuse policy, testing of building materials and restoration of miniature model and historic gardens (Rang Mahal).

The Project is a collaborative effort between Osmania University, Hyderabad (OU); Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Telangana (GoT) and World Monuments Fund, New York (WMF).

As part of the collaboration, a Conservation Management Plan has been prepared outlining the conservation measures, adaptive reuse of the historic property including regulated public access to historic spaces.

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