The Vanishing Stepwells of India by Victoria Lautman on 5th February at INTACH at 4.30pm Back
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the lecture _ The Vanishing Stepwells of India by Victoria Lautman on 5th February at INTACH at 4.30pm.
Victoria travelled extensively across India, documenting and exploring the country’s ancient water-harvesting systems – brilliant examples of ancient Indian engineering, now largely forgotten.
Lautman became fascinated with the ancient – and largely unknown – subterranean stepwells of India after encountering one on her first trip to the country in the early 1980’s. Decades later, the interest became a passion that she pursued in earnest, spending several months each year finding and photographing the dilapidated structures throughout the country. This body of work eventually led to the publication in March 2017 of The Vanishing Stepwells of India.
Victoria Lautman is a journalist, lecturer, and interviewer specializing in arts and culture. After receiving an MA in art history, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution before embarking on a career as a writer and broadcaster. Victoria went on to host long-running radio programs in Chicago, reported on the arts for television, and has contributed to dozens of international publications.