About the Book

In between the 1960's and 80's Ajanta and ellora drew the attention of many scholars ,historians and researchers who explored these caves ,evaluated and analyzed them, and not only wrote research papers but also books. However there were more books as well as articles published on Ajanta compared to Ellora. From the 1980's to nearly 2000 and a little later the number of scholars, researchers working on these caves swindled, though a few continued to be loyal and committed to Ajanta. These later books concentrated on studies related to certain theories of time span, historical perspective, an exhaustive comparative study. These were all serious studies little comprehended by the common readers.

Hence the present book is mainly written with the objective of presenting a descriptive study of both Ajanta and Ellora as well as in depth study of textiles, Jewellery of Ajanta etc. for the general reader audience who desire to understand details of sculptures, painting and architecture .The script is also supported by line drawings and photographs, ground plans and maps to offer a more graphic perception and appreciation of the caves. This book will serve a crore section of society who will definitely enjoy the visual commentary on these renowned cave temples.

Both these world heritage sites have also the added advantage of financial aid by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JBICA) that has supported the development, landscaping and beautification of these monuments. For the tourists all facilities, amenities and services are provided. The book also takes note of these developments.

About the Author

Prof. Dulari Qureshi has recently retired as a professor and Director of the Department of Tourism Administration. She has made a special mark in the scholarly circles through her books on historical monuments of national importance that includes ”The Art and Vision of Aurangabad Caves”, “Tourism Potential of Aurangabad, Daulatabad Fort”, “Rock Cut Caves of Western India” and several other books. She is also one of the editors of four volumes on the Encyclopedia of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Islamic Architecture. Two more books are under publication. She has written 712 articles, features and interviews on heritage, Art and Architecture on the national newspaper like Times of India, Indian Express, State level newspapers like Maharashtra Times, Koksatta and Sakaal and local newspapers like Lokmat Times, Sakaal, Samna and Aurangabad Times. A special news magazine under the title of ‘Art and Glamour’ published many of her articles and news features.

Publisher Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
Author Dr. Dulari Qureshi
Year 2012
ISBN13 9788180902956
Language English
Pages 240
Edition 1st
Binding Hardcover

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Cave Temples of AJANTA & ELLORA

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  • Product Code: 2012
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