American journalist Victoria Lautman’s quest to find India’s forgotten stepwells5 min read 19 May 2017, 04:18 PM IST
'The Vanishing Stepwells of India', published recently, is a welcome non-scholarly addition to existing academic research on the ancient architectural marvels
This was never meant to be a project of any real substance," says Victoria Lautman, a Chicago-based freelance journalist, author and amateur photographer. Five years ago, she began writing a piece about step-wells, or baolis, in India, one of three articles she was working on at the time. Curiosity about these architectural wonders, though, had taken root almost 25 years earlier.