James Tod’s magnum opus, Annals and Antiquities of Rajast’han, is a tribute to the region he served and kindled the British public’s romance with Rajputana. But although Tod distinguished himself in his work, he paid a heavy price as an Englishman who loved his subject a little too much!
The jaw-dropping cave paintings at Ajanta were rediscovered in the early 19th century but it was the work of one institute that put these artworks – and Indian art – at par with that of the West. Meet the artists who painstakingly documented these murals and their priceless legacy
He made some of the most explosive archaeological finds on the subcontinent including Harappa and Taxila, his work at major Buddhist sites in north and central India is pioneering, and his published works are followed to this day. Catch the incredible story of Alexander Cunningham, also known as the ‘founder of Indian archaeology’