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Tales of Kashmir’s success to be told in city

When Saleem Beg took on the task of heading heritage conservation work in Kashmir in 2004, he knew he was dealing with a land condemned as a den of conflict.

mumbai Updated: Apr 07, 2010 01:19 IST
Aarefa Johari

When Saleem Beg took on the task of heading heritage conservation work in Kashmir in 2004, he knew he was dealing with a land condemned as a den of conflict.

After six years in the restoration and preservation of Kashmir’s arts and monuments, Beg is in Mumbai to show there is a lot more to the Valley than bloodshed and political unrest. “No place should be condemned simply because it generates bad news,” said Beg, the convener of the Jammu & Kashmir chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage which has been documenting, Kashmiri arts, crafts and architecture. On Wednesday, he will give a public lecture in the city.

(Lecture on ‘Cultural Resources of Kashmir – Mapping and Conservation’, on April 7, at 6.30 pm at Jnanapravaha, Fort)