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Jaisalmer: Architecture of a Desert Town Stones in the Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan, edited by Giles Tillotson,

Title:Jaisalmer: Architecture of a Desert Town Stones in the Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan, edited by Giles Tillotson,
Author:Jain, Kulbhushan
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 52-4, p. 90-101
Abstract:Architecture in Rajasthan, despite harshness of nature and scarcity of resources, has shown enormous richness of built form and design expression. The desert town of Jaisalmer, started as a military fort and a trading post for the east-west caravan route, epitomizes this statement. Built with the locally available yellow sandstone, the town is a unique picture of carving art and building skill. From the smallest house to the largest haveli, from the fort wall to the palaces, everything is built with the same material, thus the Golden fortress.

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