Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Chapter 2: Regarding Important Time Chart Changes

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Given the need to fit all of the Vakataka developments at Ajanta into the short span of time that have proposed, expansion of the site's late phase of activity has advantage. It reduces the Hiatus, the period when the Asmakas took over local control from the local king, to a single year, namely 472. What would seem to justify using this shorter span is that this was after all a limited local conflict, between two feudatories, carried on with the full knowledge of their overlord Harisena. So to consider it as a conflict of one year, assignable to 472, would seem to be a highly justified "correction" in the Time Chart. One might easily conclude that the Asmaka patrons and their artists were vying to outdo the decorative abundance that characterizes the highly developed latest work at Ajanta.

Keywords: Ajanta; Asmaka patrons; Hiatus; Time Chart



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Ajanta: History and Development, Volume 6 Defining Features — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation