An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves

Singh, Rajesh

Editorial: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC, 2012
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Sinopsis: 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, Jñ 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.

Review: "There are hundreds of publications on these marvels of art in which Shri Singh's paperback is a most handy and authentic addition. The book contains seven chapters detailing the various aspects of the art of Ajanta, especially the depiction of paintings narrating the Buddhist jatakas and other stories of Buddha's life. The book presents updated information and views of leading contemporary scholars. Information from necessary domains has been collated with utmost care: epigraphy, ancient Buddhist texts, archaeology, iconography, architecture, and art history.... There are 284 colour photographs depicting architecture, paintings, sculpture, and decorative motifs in comprehensive detail. High resolution and updated photographs are presented here along with abridged stories. This book is an admirable attempt to make available a summary of the latest research, complemented by appropriate photographs that illustrate the detailed variety of the art and architectural panorama of the Ajanta caves... The publication ventured by Shri Singh is not only an authentic attempt, but faithful narratives of the Ajanta paintings and other art forms." -- Puratattva 43, Journal of the Indian Archaeological Society 2013

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Título: An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves
Editorial: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC
Año de publicación: 2012
Encuadernación: Paperback
Condición del libro: New

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