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A Saint, A Folk Tale And Other Stories: Lesser-Known Monuments Of India

A Saint, A Folk Tale And Other Stories: Lesser-Known Monuments Of India

  • Author: Rana Safvi
  • Publisher: Rupa
  • ISBN: 9789355200853
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Indian architecture offers one of the most glorious forms of built heritage anywhere in the world. India, with its geographical expanse, rich history and diversity, offers a veritable feast for the senses in every way, especially its spectacular range of built heritage. Starting from the earliest cave shelter paintings, rock-cut architecture and the first urban cities of the Indus Valley Civilization to modern skyscrapers, India has it all.

In A Saint, A Folk Tale and Other Stories, acclaimed author Rana Safvi takes the reader into secret, hidden parts of India beyond the usual tourist destinations. The often overlooked monuments of India are rich with history, architecture and scenery begging to be explored. The book takes you back in time and on a journey to explore the vast architectural heritage of India.

Discover the secrets that Khusrau Bagh hides in its heart, marvel at a Queen’s forgotten resting place, listen to the folk tales and fables embedded in the structures and walk down the poetic path to some of the places where the great poets sleep, with the hope that the book sets the reader off on a journey of their own.

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