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Stepwell [Skt vāpi; Gujarati vāv; Hindi baoli]locked

  • Jutta Jain-Neubauer

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Underground architecture unique to India, typically consisting of a well and passage of descending steps. The earliest surviving structural stepwells date to the 7th century ad, although rock-cut ones exist from earlier times, and examples continued to be built into the 20th century. In 11th-century ...

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