Heritage Monuments: Restoration work mars heritage value of Gagron; Geetha Sunil Pillai; TNN

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Activist are concerned over the ongoing restoration work at heritage monuments in Jhalawar, especially at Gagron Fort, which is one among the six iconic forts in state featuring in Unesco’s World Heritage Sites. The restoration and maintenance work, which is in process for quite some time, is defacing its heritage value and the materials being used in repairing would not provide strength to the age-old building, claim activists.

Many wall paintings of artistic importance have been cleared off with flint paper and new paintings have been made in another heritage building, Jhalawar Garh. “Every zone or area has its indigenous building practises and style. Here, the buildings have a creamy texture not the pink tinge which is seen in Jaipur,” an official said.

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