On 24-Nov-04, at 9:26 PM, Architexturez. wrote:
Source: IMPHAL FREE PRESS
IMPHAL: The Kangla Fort, from where Manipuri kings 'Meidingus' had
ruled an independent kingdom for some 2000 years, would be restored by
the Archeology department of the Manipur government.
The fort, in the heart of the capital complex here, included palaces,
buildings and places of worship which were destroyed by the British
when they subjugated the former kingdom after the Anglo-Manipur war in
1891 at Khongjom in present Thoubal district.
"We are trying to restore the old structural look of Kangla and it is
expected to be completed by 2015," said the Superintendent of the
Archeology Department S Bheigyachandra.
Reconstruction of Kangla began towards the end of 2005 under the
'concept development plan'(CDP) formulated by well-known Delhi-based
professor and architect Nalini Thakur.