History of the Indian Stone Industry

India has the reputation for being a vibrant mysterious country. There stone industry is no different. The beginning of the industry dates back to 3200 bc.  Innumerable temples, forts and palaces of Ancient Indian Civilization have been carved out of locally available stones, including the most famous Taj Mahal. Besides, all major archeological excavations have revealed exquisitely carved statuettes and carvings in stone. Ancient Buddhist monuments like the Sanchi Stupa of 3rd century BC have also been carved out of stone.

India’s stone varietal can be counted in the upwards of several hundreds. They most well known for their granites and marbles, but do have a wide selection of quartzites, sandstones, slates and limestones.

 

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