About the book:
The present work attempts at a complete documentation of the Buddhist cave paintinngs of Bagh. The work essayed the task of identifying the paintings in detail, thus it has interpreted fully the meaning of the main panel of paintings which had once adorned the verandah of Cave 4 and which has long puzzled art historians. The work also attempts at aesthetic criticism of the paintings correlating them with the canons of Silpasastra as also the application of modern critical methods. The theoretical background of the paintings includes the basic aesthetic concepts of rupa and rasa as also pramana and laksana. These have been analysed to shed light on the artistic value of these paintings. Modern aesthetic concepts have also been utilized. The work would be of interest to students and scholars of art and aesthetics, Buddhism and Indian Civilization.