CONTENTS:- 1. Architecture of Jaisalmer: In History till Eternity. 2. Heritage Ponds of Jaisalmer...That Defeat the Mirage. 3. Jain Temple of Lodarva: Sridhar's Gift. 4. Kuldhara: Mute Witness to Mistrust & Mistreatment. 5. Heritage of Jaisalmer: Transition to Tourism.
The culture life of the people of Jaisalmer is fascinating. This book is based largely on the personnel experiences, narratives of the local people gathered during several visits in addition to references drawn from historical records about Jaisalmer. I owe gratitude to Mr. Anupam Mishra of Gandhi peace Foundation, New Delhi and Shri Bhagwan Das Maheshwari, the great old man of Jaisalmer who have been not only instrumental in attracting my attention to Jaisalmer but also helping me in gathering relevant information incorporated in this book. Attempt has been made to present vital aspects of the life of the people, the cultural ambience and the architectural beauty of Jaisalmer in a descriptive and lucid manner incorporating certain historical incidents and accounts that were of great significance in the shaping the character of Jaisalmer. In spite of the introduction of modern symbols of technology, Jaisalmer holds its traditional identity and great attraction among the Indian as well as foreign tourists and scholars even to this day as highlighted in various chapters. The architectural beauty and various elements that have gone into shaping the city of Jaisalmer have not yet been fully explored and have the potential to keep the visitors attracted for years to come. It is presumed that the readers will get ample information about the character of Jaisalmer through the pages of this book and attempt further exploration in their own individual way. As a unique milestone in the history of architecture the structures of Jaisalmer need great attention in regard to conservation as well as preservation.