An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves
This book presents the latest and updated information about the Ajanta caves, their histories, and painted themes. For the first time, a book accommodates¿within the space of a single volume¿many dimensions and components of the caves. It includes the latest - research by the author on the gradual development of the caves. - historical framework propounded by Walter M. Spink. - identifications of the narrative paintings by Dieter Schlingloff. - identifications of the devotional and ornamental paintings by Monika Zin. - summarized stories of nearly all the extant narrative paintings (84 stories). - corpus of 284 long exposure photographs Nontechnical language is used to help the students, general readers, and travelers grasp the beauty and complexities of Ajanta and the times. At the same time the content is so packed, and the issues discussed in such a manner, as to keep the readers with advanced interest engaged.
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