Temples as the realm of the gods, breathtaking garden tombs, and awesome stories in stone — there is much to see and learn in India.
The caves at Ellora are among the most impressive examples of rock-cut architecture, and are affiliated with three of India’s religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Gargoyles and a clock? Learn about Bombay Gothic.
A fragmentary silk painting tells us about Buddhist art along the Silk Roads, numerous Buddhist sacred icons, and the complex life of an object after its creation.
This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.
These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff
The diverse objects from South Asia that fill the world’s museums and are valued as important works of art can sometimes be daunting to teach and study.
Bodh Gaya is the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment—over millennia it has been reconstructed and reimagined.
At 216 feet high, the Rajarajesvara temple is a sight to behold.
A lord and beasts from the third millennium B.C.E.
The many forms of Shiva at Elephanta island.
The great goddess Durga slays the buffalo demon Mahishasura in a 7th century rock-cut temple in Mamallapuram, India.
A temple with three shrines, this majestic complex faces the sea and features a rich sculptural program.