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Sculptural Art in Early Buddhist (Hinayana) Caves of Western Maharashtra: A StyloChrono Study

Ajit Kumar (Author)

This work presents a comprehensive style analysis of sculptural art in the early Buddhist caves of western Maharashtra (1st cent BC to 3rd cent AD). The sculptures in these caves are some of the earliest art work in stone dating to the early historical period from the region. No independent studies on the sculptural art present in these caves have been undertaken though studies focusing on architecture and chronology have been going on for almost a century and a half. In studies conducted, sculputures tend to carry the date of cave's architecture, which marry a time does not synchronize. In this work, through comprehensive have been deduced afresh and extenf to the cave.

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About the author

Ajit Kumar

Dr. Ajit Kumar did his M.A. from Deccan College, Pune University, P.G. Diploma in Archaeology from School of Archeology, ASI, New Delhi and PhD from Tamil University, Thanjavur.

He started his vareer in the Archaeoliogical Survey of India. Today, he heads the Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, founded by him in 1997.

His field of interest included archaeology, art history and rock-art studies.

He has presented papers in several national and international seminars and conferences. As part of his academic work he has also visited counties like Iran, Sri Lanka and Italy.

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Title Sculptural Art in Early Buddhist (Hinayana) Caves of Western Maharashtra: A StyloChrono Study
Author Ajit Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.12.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 818315218x, 9788183152181
length 233p., 28cm.