Cave architecture

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Tasneem Mehta
I think it was in 1996 that a very senior adviser from the UNESCO visited Elephanta, and he was totally shocked because there were children playing cricket outside the caves. There were people standing on top of the Trimurti and posing for photographs. They were cooking inside the caves. The walls…
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Jayaram Poduval
When you look at Ellora in the context of Indian cave temple architecture, it is very significant since it is a kind of culmination—the zenith of cave architecture in India. As we know, cave architecture in India began with the Lomas Rishi cave in Bihar. Then you have all the activity in western…
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Rajesh Kumar Singh
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The rock-cut monuments of western India occupy a significant position in the history of Indian art and architecture. While the tradition of rock-cut architecture appears to have been discontinuous and scattered in the rest of India, it flourished without interruption in western India for a period…
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M.K. Dhavalikar
                                             Contents Introduction Mahayana Buddhism Junnar Kanheri Kuda Mahad Ajanta Ajanta Conclusion Captions References   Introduction There are about 1200 rock-cut caves in India, of which 1000 are in Maharashtra, and of these nearly two-thirds are Buddhist.…
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By Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh   Rajesh Kumar Singh: I have with me Prof. N. Yaguchi of University of Kanazawa, Japan who has been working on the Ajanta caves since the last twenty-five years as far as I know. He is a professor of architecture in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. We…
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