The Ajanta caves: artistic wonder of ancient Buddhist India

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Harry N. Abrams, 1998 - Art - 256 pages
The exquisite murals and stone sculptures of India's Ajanta caves--located some 200 miles northeast of Bombay--rank among the world's most important cultural treasures. In his photographs, using long exposures that capture the natural ambient light, Benoy Behl recreates the experience of visiting the caves with an accuracy and detail never before thought possible. 250 illustrations, 225 in color. 2 maps.

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Huge collection of pictures of Ajanta Cave paintings from four major caves (1, 2, 16 and 17), along with useful annotations and short versions of the stories portrayed in many caves. Forwarded by ... Read full review

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Some 2000 years ago, the first of the magnificent temples of Ajanta were carved directly into the great volcanic cliffs of the Waghora River in western India. In a series of creative bursts over the ... Read full review


Preface and acknowledgments
Note on the Jataka stories by Sangitika Nigam 59

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About the author (1998)

Behl, a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India.

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