Monuments: The individual’s role and responsibility in preserving the heritage
Dr. S Krishnan
Protecting the built heritage and conserving the local traditional and cultural values of communities for future generations present a real challenge for developers, architects, and professional education programs which are responsible for preparing the courses focused on heritage conservation aspects, learning respectful aware design with cultural context, and qualified graduates in planning, design, and implementation of conservation projects. These monuments, in a way bring to the forefront, the elegance and splendour of the bygone era. We can get a glimpse of the world’s past through these monuments. With their elaborate superfluities and wonderful architecture, Indian monuments represent one of the most outstanding facets of the multi-faceted Indian culture. The monuments of India must become an inspiration for the future generations. The paper looks into the historical aspects of the preservation of monuments, fate of the unprotected monuments, and responsibility of the society/individuals.