In between the 1960s and 80s Ajanta and Ellora drew the attention of many scholars, historians and researchers who explored these caves, evaluated and analyzed them, and not only wrote research papers but also books. However there were more books as well as article published on Ajanta compared to Ellora. From the 1980s to nearly 2000 and a little later the number of scholars, researchers working on these caves swindled, though a few continued to be loyal and committed to Ajanata. These later books concentrated on studies related certain theories of time span, historical perspective, an exhaustive comparative study. These were all serious studies little comprehended by the common readers.
Hence the present book is mainly written with the objective of presenting a descriptive study of both Ajanta and Ellora as well as in depth study f textiles, jewellery of Ajanta etc. for the general reader audience who desire to understand details of sculptures, painting and architecture to understand details of sculptures, painting and architecture. The script is also supported by line drawings and photographs, ground plans and maps to offer a more graphic perception and appreciation of the caves. This book will serve a crore section of society who will definitely enjoy the visual commentary on these renowned cave temples.
Both these world heritage sites have also the added advantage of financial aid by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JBICA) that has supported the development, landscaping and beautification of these monuments. For the tourists all facilities, amenities and services are provided. The book also takes note of these developments.