Digital preservation of Indian cultural heritage: Historical monuments of Bijapur City

Nikam, Khaiser and Guruprasad, R and Mudkavi, Vidyadhar Y (2007) Digital preservation of Indian cultural heritage: Historical monuments of Bijapur City. In: International Workshop on Digital Preservation of Heritage and Research Issues in Archiving and Retrieval, 29-31 Oct 2007, Kolkata, India.

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Information preservation is one of the most important issues in human history, culture, economics as13; well as for the development of our civilization [24]. Ensuring long-term access to the digitally stored13; information poses a significant technological challenge. In this document, the authors make an attempt13; to bring together material available in digital form on the important monuments of Bijapur with a hope13; that the reader will gain an understanding of the past glory of Bijapur, earlier called x2018;Vijayapurx2019; or the13; x2018;City of Victoryx2019; which served as the capital city for nearly two centuries during the reign of the Adil13; Shahi dynasty. Bijapur is rich in historical attractions, mainly related to Islamic architecture. It is a13; medieval walled city well known for the echoing gigantic Golgumbaz, a mausoleum built three and a13; half centuries ago. It stands today as one of the most significant monuments glorifying the rule of Adil13; Shahi dynasty. The authors emphasize that, preservation should be looked upon not only as an13; investment but also a source to make wealth. If cities like Bijapur are taken as case studies and proper13; investment is made, it is possible to resurrect their glories and attract visitors with a view to educate13; them and in doing so earn money to sustain the city. It requires effort and money. But more13; importantly, it needs will of the Government. Itx2019;s very clear that before we embark on digital13; preservation strategies and methods, it is obviously necessary to physically preserve our heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to National Aerospace Laboratories
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital archiving;Digital preservation;Metadata;Cultural heritage;Monuments;Bijapur City;Bahamani kingdom;Adil Shahis
Subjects: GENERAL > General
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 04:45

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