Professor Rajat Ray is a conservation architect and academician based out of Delhi. He is currently the Dean of University School of Architecture and Planning, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
In this interview, he speaks about the built form of the Sarkhej Roza complex, with its emphasis on open-air spaces, as opposed to traditional Indian architecture predating the Islamic period, for example, the temples in Madurai. He also talks about the celebration of water as a visual and tranquil element. Regarding the conservation of the structure, he speaks of the difficulty in maintaining the monument in its present state, given the historical importance of such monuments which have stood the test of time, while also preventing the danger of them falling apart.