Dharohar is a proprietorship firm established in 2008 which focuses on interdisciplinary approach for conservation of cultural heritage. The focal domain of Dharohar is to adopt a scientific approach for conservation works. We emphasis on research oriented approach for heritage conservation works which includes archival research, material and structural investigations, study of socio-cultural aspects and community participation.
Each project is headed by the senior professionals. We have a multi-disciplinary team of experts and consultants who work on different projects.
Dharohar was established by conservation architect Sangeeta Bais, an alumnus of the School of Planning and Architecture, New-Delhi (1999), she has a working experience in conservation for over 18 years. She had worked with several national and international organizations such as National Centre for safety of historic structure (NCSHS) IIT Madras, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), UNESCO and UNDP.
She is a visiting faculty to Department of Architectural conservation, SPA, New Delhi since last 12 years. She has written books and articles on building lime which include “ Lime manual for conservation works” with NCSHS, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and “ Why use lime” published by INTACH UK trust. She has attended ICCROM courses for wood conservation and People Centric approaches for conservation for nature culture sites in the context of World Heritage Sites.
She was also nominated for the U.S. Single Country project on Megacities and Urban Planning. She is an expert member of International Scientific Committee for Stone ICOMOS. She is presently conducting a research on Cultural Spaces of Chishti Dargah of India, stone craftsmanship of Mughal monuments. and working for creating the database of traditional and historic arts forms for its promotion for the modern architecture projects.