An Overview on the History and Architecture of Kharpocho Fort Baltistan

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Azeem Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Author
  • Dr. Muhammad Hameed Chairman, Department of Archaeology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Author
  • Rizwan Nadeem Ph.D. Scholar, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Author
  • Wajid Bhatti Visiting Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Author
  • Shazia Ismat BS (Archaeology), Department of Archaeology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00250

Keywords:

Kharpocho, Baltistan, History Architecture, Culture, Fort

Abstract

This study is an attempt to explore the historcal and architectural significance  of Kharpocho fort, situated in the Baltistan region. The Kharpocho Fort, built on a mountain in the Centre of the city of Bultistan. This study further encapsulates that the fort helps in understanding the state's efforts to guard the city from outside threats and to monitor the routes leading in and out of the huge city. The fort stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and historical significance of the area. Through an in-depth analysis of its historical context, architectural features and cultural symbolism, this study aims to shed light on the fort’s importance and its role in preserving the cultural identity of the Baltistan region.  This study dig deep regarding  understanding of kharpocho fort’s contribution to the region’s cultural landscape. This research aims to give a simple, yet thorough understanding of Kharpocho Fort, celebrating it not just as a structure but as a resilient symbol embedded in the hearts of the people of Baltistan. This paper also examines and explores the questions as: What is the history of Kharpocho fort? What is the current status of Kharpocho Fort in terms of its physical condition, structural stability, and preservation needs? What are the key architectural features and design elements of Kharpocho Fort, and how do they reflect the historical and cultural context of the Baltistan region? What are the main factors contributing to the deterioration of Kharpocho Fort, and what are the most urgent restoration and conservation requirements?

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2024-03-25

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How to Cite

Azeem, M. ., Hameed, M. ., Nadeem, R. ., Bhatti, W. ., & Ismat, S. . (2024). An Overview on the History and Architecture of Kharpocho Fort Baltistan. Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 13(1). https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00250

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