This refers to the review of Shehr-e-Kashmir by Mehmood-ur-Rashid titled The wealth of Srinagar.
The passion with which the review has been written is striking. The emotions informing the text are genuine and each word seems to be pouring out of the heart. The vision of Srinagar as it evolved before my own eyes spanning decades came alive.
I am of the view that every heritage form absorbs the contemporary influences cutting across geographical, ideological and religious boundaries, but firmly retains its essential indigenous characteristics which form the core. Architecture is much more than bricks, mortar and design. It has a soul whose purity remains beyond contamination. Let us bow before this fundamental truth. and celebrate the great work on Shehar-i-Kashmir. Yes legislative and other measures for preservation of this marvel of heritage must materialise quickly on top most priority.
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