From the rugged slopes of the Aravallis, down the massive fort of Kumbhalgarh, walk down a different path, walk in the midst of a forest of columns at Ranakpur. Immerse yourself in the prodigious mastery of the devoted craftsmen for whom even stones leave their rigidness and turn malleable. Explore the dimly lit hypostyle halls of the temples of devotion, where each delicately carved stone speaks and gloom gives way to illumination and ignorance to enlightenment . . .