the shared nature of the Indo-Islamic traditions that have been separated and lost due to the consequences of partition.

This basic documentation through careful phtographic records as well as detailed plans can be supplemented with historical, geographical and architectural information that will enhance its use by various groups—not just scholarly ones but also architects, urban planners, school children and, importantly, local communities. One outcome of this documentation effort is the continued dissemination of the information of which this website is a part. Dcoumentation is simply not enough. Direct engagement by local communities, including schools, is critical to raising broader public awareness about the significance of monuments. In particular, this documentation can allow students to learn how to use and evaluate documents providing primary evidence of the past (this includes reading, maps, plans, and photographs as well as understanding architectural drawings). This documentation resulting from support by the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation thus provides critical information for making future decisions regarding presentation, interpretation, and preservation of cultural heritage in the region and developing greater public awareness about the past.