Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2013. Hardcover. Black and color-photographic boards with white lettering, matching dust jacket. 140 pp. Mainly color illustrations and maps. VG/VG- light wear to edges of dust jacket, previous owner's name on front flap in ink. Item #167703
The contributions by archaeologists, art historians, historians and scholars of religion trace the cultural and religious phenomena associated with the development of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave sites in the Western Deccan. Some investigative models proposed in this book suggest new relationships between literary and visual evidence; others follow threads connecting cave centers to religious and artistic contexts located outside the Western Deccan in an attempt to place the rock-cut monuments in a wider cultural landscape.Living Rock offers new perspectives into this fascinating world of cave temples. From the 2nd century BCE to the 10th century CE, rock-cut temples and monasteries appeared at various sites in the subcontinent - most notably across the Western Deccan. Carved on the edge of the basaltic plateau, the cave sites were strategically placed near ancient trade routes and fertile land, and they showcased a variety of architectural spaces for different worship practices and monastic uses. -First Search.
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