Lalit Chugh completed his post-graduation in Physics from University of Delhi. He joined State Bank of India as an officer in 1975. After sixteen years with the Bank, he went into the corporate sector in top management positions. When India started looking at augmenting infrastructural facilities, he ventured into infrastructure project development and implementation consulting. During his consulting career spanning over fifteen years, he has been on assignments from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other multilateral agencies. He has advised several State Governments in India besides numerous Central Government agencies. He has advised governments abroad in the fields of governance and institutional strengthening. Since the beginning of year 2011, he has been working on heritage preservation issues and this book forms part of these activities. He is also working on a book on the Hindu iconography as revealed in Karnataka’s temples.