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From systems of irrigation to monuments, military forts to elaborate tombs, the architectural history of India is explored in this documentary series.

1 Season, 13 Episodes
January 1, 2015
Documentary & Biography, Food, Travel
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  • Spiritual devotion inspired the Great Stupa of the monastery in Sanchi and the colossal statue of Jain teacher Gomateshwara Bahubali in Karnataka.

  • More than just magnificent monuments, the gateways of Buland Darwaza and the Charminar represent links between the past and the present.

  • A structural necessity is transformed into art in the exquisite pillars of the temple at Lepakshi and the musical pillars of Vitthala Temple at Hampi.

  • Explore the mystery of the quaking twin minarets Jhulta Minara and the dramatic fusion of architectural styles of the mausoleum Bahauddin Maqbara.

  • The city of Mandav engineered methods to harvest rainwater, and builders of the Kanheri Caves used running water as an early form of air conditioning.

  • Explore the mesmerizing, fractal-like patterns of Hindu and Jain architecture as found in the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple and the Virupaksha Temple.

  • The famed Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves in Odisha represent marvels of engineering and Jain and Buddhist art.

  • Odisha's Konark Sun Temple still tells time with startling accuracy, and Jaipur's Jantar Mantar comprises a host of ingenious astronomical tools.

  • Explore two monuments impressive for their sheer verticality: the 9-story-high Vijay Stambh and the 100-foot-high Brihadeshwara Temple.

  • As kingdoms rose and fell, they built forts into architectural wonders, including the island fortress Janjira and the imposing city-fort Daulatabad.

  • Discover the techniques ancient builders used to carve the temples and cave sanctuaries at Mahabalipuram, Ajanta and Ellora out of solid rock.

  • Explore acoustic marvels at the ornate mausoleum Gol Gumbaz and the sprawling Golconda fortress, where a handclap can be heard half a mile away.

  • Learn how architects of the palatial Hawa Mahal and stepwell Chand Baori designed them to remain naturally cool in the arid Rajasthan climate.

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