Hyderābād), near the village of Ajanta. The
caves, discovered in 1819, are famous for their
frescoes, and also contain a significant amount
of sculptural work. The caves were painted
between the 2nd century BC and the 7th century
AD. These historic wall paintings trace the
development of painting styles during that time.
Most of the wall paintings are based on the
Jatakas (stories of the former lives of
Gautama, the Buddha), or on events in the life
of the Buddha. The feeling of the kinship of all
living things, which plays so large a part in
Buddhism, is apparent in all the paintings. Their
astonishing liveliness, their rich and subtle
MADE BY: ABHISHEK SINGH
ENGLISH PROJECT WORK
SUBMITTED TO: MRS.SONIA DUA
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