Buddhist Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats

Buddhist Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats



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ISBN-13: 9789386867049
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

George Michell trained as an architect and obtained a PhD in Indian archaeology and art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has carried out research at many historical sites in India, most extensively at Hampi Vijayanagara, for which he co-authored the guidebook with John M. Fritz in this series. Among his recent publications are Mughal Architecture & Gardens (Mumbai, 2011), Late Temple Architecture of India, 15th to 19th Centuries (New Delhi, 2015), and Mansions of Chettinad (Karaikudi, 2016).Gethin Rees completed his PhD in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge with a dissertation on the rock-cut monasteries of the Western Ghats, submitted in 2009. He has published articles on the relationship between Buddhist monasteries and the economy of ancient India. He is currently GIS Research Curator at the British Library, London. Surendra Kumar is a photographer based in Hampi, Karnataka, specializing in topographic panoramas. His images are published in Discovering the Deccan: A Panoramic Journey Through Historical Landscapes & Monuments (Mumbai, 2011), Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas (New Delhi, 2014), Portuguese Sea Forts (Mumbai, 2016), and Jewish Heritage of the Deccan (Mumbai, 2017).

Table of Contents

Foreword Shreekant Jadhav 8

Authors' Preface 10

The Setting 13

Architecture and Art 27

Outside Nashik 45

Around Junnar 57

In the Heart of the Ghats 73

Greater Mumbai and Beyond 99

Chronology of the Caves 124

Bibliography 125

Glossary 126

Index 127

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