The Iron Pillar of Delhi is remarkable for defying our basic understanding of the nature of iron, which is hat it rusts.
Shah Jahan originally planned to build himself an identical tomb to the Taj Mahal in black marble across the river.
The Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin is the oldest surviving synagogue in the Commonwealth. The white, willow-pattern Chinese ceramic tiles for
its floor were brought all the way from Canton in the eighteenth century.
Explore fifty of India’s best-known monuments. The short but comprehensive write-ups, accompanied by illustrations, explain the
architectural heritage and social history of the monuments while the timelines and maps help locate the monuments in time and space. With
associated information that helps connect the main monument to others in terms of history, function or architectural details, this is a handy
reference tool for both students and adults.
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