Ajanta Caves: Restoring a 2000 year old marvel, pixel by pixel
The 2000-year-old Ajanta cave houses murals and painting made by unknown Buddhist monks. But this national heritage is undergoing degradation with the ravages of time and environment. But a maverick artist has taken up a personal mission of digitally restoring and conserving the UNESCO world heritage site. Nashik-based artist-photographer Prasad Pawar, has been researching, documenting, photographing and digitally restoring the Buddhist paintings and sculptures in Ajanta for 27 years, but without touching them.