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Early Caves of Maharashtra

 
Pradip Saligram Meshram (Author)
Synopsis In this volume entitled Early Caves of Maharashtra: A Cultural Study one finds a picturesque panorama o& life in the innumerable early sculptures a paintings of Mahara$htra. They had close connections with everyday life of society. The detailed account of different ites of ,ric material cfture of the society depicfed the early sculptures and painting's shows how important they were in the reconstruction of the life of the people during the second century B.C. to the third century A.D. This book has been divided into thirteen chapters which tells about the historical and geographical background, architecture, costumes and footwear, coiffures and head-dresses, personal ornameftts, domestic vessels and other household articles, furniture, arms and armour, musical instruments, conveyances, royal insignia, flora and fauna besides the epilogue, bibliography, index and the line drawings. The earliest known examples of rock cut architecture in India are the caves of Barabar and Nagarjuni hills near Patna in Bihar. Most of the Buddhist caves are scattered in Western Maharashtra and these caves have been cut out of the solid rock. These are of two classes, (l) Chaitya halls, and (2) Vihdra. Eight important Chaitya halls were excavated in the Hsnayana period (200 B.C. to 200 A.D.) namely Bhaja, Kondane, Pitalkhora, Ajanta Nasik Karle, and Bedsa. The rock cut monasteries were used for the accommodation of the monks, which was known as Vihara. This treatise will be very useful especially for the research scholars and the students.
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About the author

Pradip Saligram Meshram

Professor (Dr.) Pradip Saligram Meshram was born in 1954, is a scholar of repute. He is a post-graduate in History and Archaeology. He did his M.Phil, in History and received his Ph.D. from the Nagpur University in 1983. Dr. Meshram was the formerly Principal of the P.S.S. college at Pauni in the Bhandara District. At present Dr. Meshram is working as a Lecturer at Nagpur University. Dr. Meshram has a number of research articles to his credit. He has particpated in many Archaeological Excavations. He is also the sub-editor of Mrigadaya, a quarterly magazine of high repute. Dr. Meshram is a well known story writer in Hindi and Marathi. He has authored two very useful books, namely Pauni in Hindi and Marathi. He has authored two very useful books, namely Pauni in Marathi and Dictionary of Archaeology in English and Hindi. Dr. Meshram's style of writing is very lucid and he always expresses his views through his writings.

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Title Early Caves of Maharashtra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067732
length vii+208p., 19 Figures; Index; 26cm.