This is the most up to date book on the art, architecture, and history of the famous Ajanta caves. It includes chapters on political background, religious background, and epigraphy. It includes a summary of the latest research carried out in the last few decades. It brings together critical information from scholarly books and periodicals.
There are 284 colour photographs depicting architecture, paintings, sculpture, and decorative motifs in comprehensive detail. For the first time at least one photograph of all the narrative themes of the Ajanta paintings have been printed in a book.
The identifications of the painted themes by James Burgess, A. Foucher, James Griffiths, Dieter Schlingloff, and Monika Zin have been included to create a collective up-to-date corpus. On historical matters, the timeline of Walter M. Spink for the Ajanta caves has been included.
In order to satisfy the curiosities of the general reader and invoke research interest in advanced learners, an account of how the excavation progressed step-by-step in some of the caves has been included.
By the same author: Anonymous (ed.), Ajant : A Digital Encyclopaedia [CD-Rom] (New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 2004).
Rajesh Kumar Singh, The Early Development of the Cave 26-Complex at Ajant , South Asian Studies 28.1 (London: BASAS and Routledge, March 2012), 37 68.
Buddhabhadra s Dedicatory Inscription at Ajant : A Review , in Pratnak rti: Recent Studies in Indian Epigraphy, History, Archaeology, and Art, 2 vols, Professor Shriniwas S. Ritti Felicitation volume, ed. by Shriniwas V. Padigar and Shivanand V. (Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan, 2012), vol. 1, pp. 34 46).
Ajant Cave No. 26: Oriented to the Sunrise of Dhamma Day ( ha P r im ), and Inaugurated on 14 ha, 384 aka Era (27 June 462 CE)? in Buddhist Rock-cut Caves of India, ed. by Shrikant Ganvir, in press).
Numerating the ailag has at Ajant , Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai (2009) 82, 122 26.
Ajant Cave 8: Historiography and Fresh Look on the First Mah y na ailag ha, J� na-Prav h Research Journal (2009) 12, 68 80.
Some Problems in Fixing the Date of Ajant Caves, Kal , the Journal of Indian Art History Congress, ed. R. D. Choudhury (Guwahati and Delhi: Indian Art History Congress and Sharda Publishing House), 14 (2009), 69 85.
Role of Stella Kramrisch in Indian Art History, East & West (2003) 53.14, 127 48.
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This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 26 November, 2012.