Author:Vidya Dehejia, Peter Rockwell (Authors) & Prasad Pawar (Photo.),

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The Unfinished: Stone Carvers at Work on the Indian Subcontinent

By: Vidya Dehejia, Peter Rockwell (Authors) & Prasad Pawar (Photo.),

Price: $69.46

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lustre Press/Roli Books: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107501

ISBN: 9789351941149

Condition: New


The number of unfinished stone monuments in India is staggering… more than half of the 1100 rock-cut monuments are at various stages of unfinish – from famous sites like Ellora, Ajanta, and Mamallapuram, to temple structures like Hoysala temples. Celebrated for the intricacy of their sculpted decoration, the unfinished monuments are usually overlooked, their language never interpreted. The Unfinished: Stone Carvers at work on the Indian Subcontinent explores reasons for such unfinish, sharing valuable insights into the process and raising fundamental issues about the nature of the stone be... View more info