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  Introduction to the Ajanta Caves
By: Rajesh Singh

Introduction to the Ajanta Caves <br> By: Rajesh Singh


 
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Author: Rajesh Singh
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9788192510705
Publication Date: 2012

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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.



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Latest research on ancient Ajanta sangharama May 26, 2014
Reviewer: Pal Jayshri from Baroda, Gujarat India  
Rajesh Singhs research seems to be solid and fascinating. He has described his interpretations of Buddhism and samgha; trade and economics; dynasties and patrons who were responsible for Ajanta with several convincing logic.

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