Two amateur sleuths have uncovered a collection of mysterious rock carvings on the Indian coastal plain south of Mumbai. James Gorman and Atul Loke of The New York Times report.

In the evening breeze on a stony hilltop a day's drive south of Mumbai, Sudhir Risbud tramped from one rock carving to another, pointing out the hull of a boat, birds, a shark, human figures and two life-size tigers.

"They're male," he said with a smile, noting that the carver had taken pains to make the genitalia too obvious to ignore. He was doing a brief tour of about two

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