ALTEC College Co-hosting “Re-Imagining and Restoring India’s Architectural History with Aman Nath”

A Not-for-Profit (Free) event has been organised with an intent to broaden the understanding of Indian traditional & cultural art forms to Australian audiences.

Join us, as historian and graphic designer Mr. Aman Nath reflects on his 40 – year career as Founder and Chairman of Neemrana Hotels (, he will be presenting a talk on “Much you imagined about India isn’t true …and how the dead is being made alive”, mainly focussing on India’s deep forgotten heritage and his restoration efforts in India.

Known for restoring some of India’s most historic properties into modern day heritage hotels, Nath will showcase 24 of Neemrana properties that date back to the 14th century and encompass more than 700 years of Indian history.

Nath has co-written and authored fourteen illustrated books on art, history, architecture and photography. Two of which have won National Awards in India. His book ‘Jaipur’, was the first Indian book chosen to be marketed internationally by Christie’s.

Aman Nath, an Indian historian with multiple interests and professions navigates his diverse country where ‘less’ is philosophically understood as ‘more’. This very different photo lecture will make you realize that much of what you imagine about India isn’t true at all.

See how Mr. Nath has given India’s past a new life through the Neemrana ‘non-hotel’ Hotels.

Date: 25th February 2018

Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Location: Forum Theatre, Arts West Building, The University of Melbourne, 148 Royal Parade, Parkville

Chair: Professor Craig Jeffery (Director: Australia India Institute)

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The event is being sponsored by ALTEC College, organised by GNG Events and being co-hosted by Australia India Institute at The University of Melbourne.

ALTEC College: Established in 2008, with campuses in Melbourne and Hobart; ALTEC College is a progressive Registered Training Organisation which has made an impact on the Vocational Education & Training (VET) industry by delivering a range of career – oriented skill courses to international and local students.

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GNG EventsBased in Melbourne, GNG Events is a creative event management company. It is supported by Melbourne based entrepreneur Mr Pankaj Goel who has been in the entertainment and cultural world since 1997. He has been instrumental in providing a global platform to performing artists from India, with participation in events in Geneva (Fete de Geneve), Paris (La Vilette), Tel Aviv, Israel, Gaza.

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Australia India Institute: The University of Melbourne established the Australia India Institute (AII) in October 2008. In 2009 funding for the Institute was provided by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Victoria State Government. Both the University of New South Wales and La Trobe University are also founding partners of this initiative. AII is Australia’s only centre for the study of contemporary India and the Australia – India relationship. The strategic vision for AII is to develop a regional perspective which will enhance understanding and cooperation between Australia and India on trade, scientific, political, cultural and social issues.

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