E10 Architectural Wit
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Shelter - one of mankind’s most basic physiological needs. At least that’s what it started out as at the beginning of time. From dwelling in caves to carving out temples in mountains, mankind has redefined shelter with every passing era. Though the underlying philosophy of any monument is to serve some sort of function, great architecture is fuelled by imagination. India’s architecture is built on that very imagination and is a fascinating fusion of both art and science. From strategically placed astronomy towers to impressive and awe-inspiring tombs, Indian architecture has pushed the limits of engineering and design. Sanrachna explores these architectural wonders and how the makers of these marvels made them without the aid of modern mechanics and machinery. With an immensely astute sense of engineering, the architects were able to construct fortresses that have stood the test of time, unshaken by its changes. Join our host Vaibhavi as she travels through the country discovering the fascinating stories behind India’s outstanding monuments and its architecture. Sanrachna will leave you in awe of the past and its ability to do what we can’t, even with our modern tools and fancy tricks.