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Hardcover The Vanishing Stepwells of India Book

ISBN: 1858946581

ISBN13: 9781858946580

The Vanishing Stepwells of India

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Some of the most stunning architectural structures in India are to be found below ground: these are its stepwells, ancient water stores. Stepwells are unique to India and from around the 3rd century CE were built throughout the country, particularly in the arid western regions. Excavated several stories underground in order to reach the water table, these cavernous spaces not only provided water all year long but also fulfilled other functions; they...

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