THE ANCIENT CITY OF KIRATKOOP: LOST IN THE SANDS OF TIME


CONTRIBUTED BY URVASHI SRIVASTAVA

Research article published in Architecture plus Design, A Journal of Indian Architecture, Mar – 2007

Nature of remnants at Kiradu and their spread clearly indicates that the complex is not just a collection of a few standing temples and ruins, it is an ancient settlement with human habitation spreading across several centuries. Epigraphical and literary sources corroborate the above stance and provide a glimpse of the ancient city of Kiratkoopbetween the 11th and 14th centuries highlighting the story of its prosperity, destruction, revival as a centre of Jain religion and final desertion.

Disclaimer: The article expresses individual views of the author. The rights to the content of the article rests with the author. All photographs are contributed by the author unless specified otherwise.

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