The art of South Asia












Humayun's Tomb grid
This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Humayun’s tomb


ellora grid
These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff

Ellora caves


bengal buddhism grid
Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century

Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur