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An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves

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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.

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Kindle Edition, First edition, 361 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Hari Sena Press Private Limited (first published November 4th 2012)
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Mar 30, 2013 Daniel rated it liked it
I got this book from Amazon because it was free and it sounded interesting. And indeed it was!

The book details the lengthy construction effort in the caves, which ebbed and flowed through the years according to the availability of patronage. In a way, it resembled the construction of a western cathedral, only the Ajanta shrines were carved and sculpted, not erected.

The detailed architectural descriptions, and the explanations of what was carved and at what time, can get dry at times. Still, I en
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May 26, 2014 Pratik Sheth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was a post-graduate student at M. S. University, I referred some books by pioneer scholars of Ajanta. Very good books but with dry description without photographs of related description which was very difficult for students and researchers to understand the text. This publication provides through research along with high-quality photographs and very comfortable in size to carry anywhere.
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