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Prof. Vasavada discusses issues of heritage conservation, the involvement of educational institutions and government bodies in sensitisation about heritage, and the preparation of the nomination dossier for the recognition of the 606-year-old Ahmedabad as a UNESCO World Heritage City in July 2017.
I think it was in 1996 that a very senior adviser from the UNESCO visited Elephanta, and he was totally shocked because there were children playing cricket outside the caves. There were people standing on top of the Trimurti and posing for photographs. They were cooking inside the caves. The walls…