Candide —
Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Stone: Making and Maker

Throughout history, stone has been used in India as a medium of communication and a way of seeing, especially in temples, which reflects narratives of religion, mythology, society, and culture. The Radhasoami Samadh, located in Agra, is a spiritual building that showcases exquisite stone crafts (carving and inlay) and exemplifies the negotiation between what is seen and what is experienced. Narratives of its makers and making, spread across a timeline of more than a hundred years, reflect the profound relationship between the craftspersons and their environment.