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Ajanta, History and Development: Arguments About Ajanta (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik 2, 18-2)
by:Walter M. Spink
This volume, turning around the moment of Harisena's death, deals with different aspects of Vakataka patronage. Ajanta's remarkable renaissance in the 460s and 470s must be ascribed to the enthusiastic energies, comprised of both pride and piety, of the powerful Vakataka emperor, Harisena and his courtiers and feudatories. On the great emperor's tragic...
This volume, turning around the moment of Harisena's death, deals with different aspects of Vakataka patronage. Ajanta's remarkable renaissance in the 460s and 470s must be ascribed to the enthusiastic energies, comprised of both pride and piety, of the powerful Vakataka emperor, Harisena and his courtiers and feudatories. On the great emperor's tragic death, his empire was left exposed to the aggression of a consortium of disruptive feudatories, and Ajanta went into a sudden collapse. By about 480, a mere few years from the time of the emperor's death, all patronage at Ajanta ended forever. Whereas Ajanta was exuberantly flourishing in 477, while Harisena was still alive, in 478 the courtly patrons suddenly had to give up their well-laid plans; as analysis proves, they were now obsessed to finish their shrine Buddhas, a prerequisite for the acquisition of merit. Then, within a year, these formerly powerful patrons had all fled from the site, leaving it forever abandoned.
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