Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tambat Ali strikes back!
During the Peshwa Era, Pune gave Delhi a run for its money as the most important city in India. This attracted the best artisans from around the country to settle in different parts of the city. You have small lanes (called Ali आळी in Marathi) in the older part of the city which are dedicated to artisans of different skills... and they are still thriving 2 centuries after the last Peshwa was deposed!