The Heritage of Karnataka and its Districts

This coffee table book is about the heritage of Karnataka and its districts. It would not have been possible without the dedication and support of numerous individuals and organizations. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who contributed to this project in various ways.

Firstly, we would like to extend our thanks to the Patrons of PES University for their generous support towards this project, which has helped us bring this book to fruition.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Anuradha N, the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, for being the chief editor and for her constant support and encouragement throughout this project. Her conceptualization, vision, guidance, expertise, and insights have been instrumental in shaping this book.

A special note of thanks goes to associate editors Assistant Professor Yashaswini N, Teaching Associate Aditi Mehta, and Teaching Associate Sharvani MS for their invaluable contributions to this project. Their dedication and efforts have significantly enriched both the contents and the structure of this book.

We would also like to thank the faculty members of the Faculty of Architecture, PES University, for their support and assistance in gathering and collating information.

Finally, we would like to express our appreciation to the first-year students of the 2022 batch for their participation, who started this project in the beginning.

We hope that this book will serve as a testimony to the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka and its districts, inspiring future generations to cherish and preserve it for posterity.

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