Photograph of Mata Bhavani's Step-well at Asarwa
near Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s,
from the Archaeological Survey of India. The step-well or baoli, is
a form typical to Gujarat and consists of two parts: the well,
which can be either circular or octagonal, and the galleries,
connected by flights of steps leading down to the water-level.
James Burgess wrote in Archaeol…