The Buddhist Caves at Aurangabad: Transformations in Art and Religion
This is a study that focuses on the art and architecture of a group of Buddhist rock-cut monuments excavated on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau in India. It analyses the various cultural, historical and religious phenomena that shaped the caves at Aurangabad through the first seven centuries of the Common Era and it comments on the Buddhist tradition of the western Deccan as a whole. The result is a comprehensive work that does not address exclusively iconography and chronology, but looks beyond Aurangabad to the larger artistic and religious traditions of the Indian Subcontinent.
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Chapter One The Caves
Chapter Two The Beginnings at Aurangabad
Chapter Three The Aurangabad Renaissance in the Fifth Century
Chapter Four Buddhist Practice at Aurangabad in the Sixth Century
Chapter Five The Eastern Group of Caves
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