India: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Hardcover)

India: UNESCO World Heritage Sites By Shikha Jain (Editor), Vinay Sheel Oberoi (Editor), Rohit Chawla (Editor), Rohit Chawla (By (photographer)) Cover Image

India: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Hardcover)

By Shikha Jain (Editor), Vinay Sheel Oberoi (Editor), Rohit Chawla (Editor), Rohit Chawla (By (photographer))

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A stunning photographic survey of India’s thirty-eight World Heritage Sites.

UNESCO’s World Heritage sites program aims to promote awareness and preservation of cultural heritage around the world. UNESCO chooses sites that have outstanding cultural value for all of humanity and has dedicated thirty-eight such sites in India, all of which are presented in this volume, together with commentary by architects and conservationists and stunning photographs by Rohit Chawla.

The cultural sites in India are a rich repository of the country’s long history, bearing witness to the creativity and influence of multiple communities, crafts, and religions. The sites covered in this volume are located across India. They include ancient rock art, Buddhist caves and Hindu temples, Sultanate and Mughal forts, medieval Hindu and Islamic cities, Portuguese churches, Victorian and Art Deco architecture, twentieth-century industrial heritage sites, and national parks of exceptional natural beauty.
Shikha Jain was Member Secretary of the Advisory Committee on World Heritage Matters to the Ministry of Culture, India, from 2011 to 2015, during its elected term in the World Heritage Committee.

Vinay Sheel Oberoi is a retired IAS Officer, of the 1979 batch of the Assam-Meghalaya Cadre. 

 Rohit Chawla is one of India’s leading contemporary photographers.

 Rohit Chawla is one of India’s leading contemporary photographers.
Product Details ISBN: 9783777435718
ISBN-10: 3777435716
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: September 29th, 2021
Pages: 240
"A new, lavishly illustrated book with 250 color illustrations. . . presents all 38 iconic Indian UNESCO sites of natural and cultural significance, representing the subcontinent’s diversity and reflecting the very soul of India."
— Cosmopolis