rock-cut caves

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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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Rajesh Kumar Singh
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  On the origins of rock-cut architecture in India   The Elephanta Caves are a unique monument. Various people formed different opinions on them, especially in the initial years, and many foreign travellers have visited India just to view these caves. Visitors were often surprised by the nature of…
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  Berkson, Carmel. 1999. Elephanta: The Cave of Shiva. Motilal Banarasidass. Delhi.   Burgess, James. 1883. Report on the Elura Cave Temples and the Brahamanical and Jaina Caves in Western India. Archaeological Survey of India Vo. V. Tribüner & Co. Ludgate Hill. London.   Collins, Charles…
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Interview with Dr. Dulari Qureshi on the history, dating and iconography of the caves   In western India most of the caves are located around the hills or there is one single group of caves that is Pitalkhora, which is in a valley, so that is also unique, but otherwise most of the caves are on the…
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Dulari Qureshi
An introduction to the caves and its carvings   Elephanta island, also known as Gharapuri (which denotes a hill settlement, a name used in the local Marathi language), is located in the Mumbai harbour. It is a picturesque island, surrounded by mango, tamarind, karanj (Pongamia pinnata) and palm…
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