The author of The Hindus: An Alternative History first visited India in 1963 to study the Puranas. She left a year later, exploring the country through the lens of its scriptures.
The intricate temple carvings highlight meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and erotic art, amongst others.
Scratching the surface of the state’s diverse heritage with its fascinating monuments, tinsel towns and ancient forts and temples.
For the culturally-minded the state offers many attractions, from Gond tribal art and indigenous textiles to royal architecture and symbols of spirituality.
Part of “The Trip That Changed the Way I Travel” series.
A week-long itinerary to discover cultures from the Stone Age to the present.
Lessons in erotica from the 10th-century temples in Madhya Pradesh.