Articles on and about stepwells, also called baolis and by other names. These are essentially wells in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and protected, and are often of architectural significance. They are most common in the west of the country.
An article by Shuichi Takezawa from The World of Indian Architecture exploring the symbolism inherent in a stepwell at Adalaj, Gujarat. [PDF]
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