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Guide to the Ajanta Paintings (Volume 2)

 
Monika Zin (Author)
Synopsis The Paintings in the Buddhist cave monasteries of Ajanta conveys unique insights into the life and beliefs of ancient Indians. This book presents line drawings of many of these devotional and Ornamental paintings together with brief summaries of their interpretations.
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Monika Zin

Monika Zin taught Indian art history at the Ludwig-Maximilans-Universitat in Munich and the Freie Universität Berlin from 1994 to 2016. Among her research contributions are monographs such as Ajanta: Handbook of the Paintings. Devotional and Ornamental Paintings, Harrassowitz 2003 (English edition currently pending publication at the IGNCA); Compassion and Miracles: Difficult Conversions and Their Icono­graphy in Indian Buddhism (in German, Harrassowitz 2006); Samsaracakra: The Wheel of Rebirth in the Indian Tradition (together with Dieter Schlingloff, in German, EKŌ House of Japanese Culture, 2007) and numerous articles on the identification of narrative art and Indian drama. Since 2016, Prof. Zin has led the research team of the Centre ‘Buddhist Murals of Kucha on the Northern Silk Road’ at the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig/Leipzig University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Guide to the Ajanta Paintings (Volume 2)
Author Monika Zin
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121510848
length 43p., Drawings; Plates.