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Ajanta caves ancient paintings of Buddhist India by Benoy K. Behl

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Cave paintings -- India -- Ajanta.,
  • Ajanta Caves (India),
  • Ajantā (India) -- Antiquities.

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Edition Notes

Statementtext and photographs by Benoy K. Behl ; with additional notes on the Jataka stories by Sangitika Nigam ; foreword by Milo C. Beach.
The Physical Object
Pagination256p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17550815M
ISBN 100500237530

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