Wadar workers reshape stone blocks at the Elephanta Caves, a Unesco world heritage site in Maharashtra. ’It is a matter of prestige for us that we are being roped in to work on such a site.’ says Tukaram Pawar, 56.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)

Rock solid: Descendants of fort-builders are helping the ASI restore monuments

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 03:46 PM IST
The Wadars of Maharashtra helped the Marathas and Portuguese build their massive forts. Today, they are using the same methods on projects across the country.
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