The In-Betweeners: Trade and Patronage in 1st Century Ad - The Case of Kuda-Mandad

The In-Betweeners: Trade and Patronage in 1st Century Ad - The Case of Kuda-Mandad

  • 23 Jan
    2020

    Buddhist Aesthetics

    Shailendra Bhandare

The In-Betweeners: Trade and Patronage in 1st Century Ad - The Case of Kuda-Mandad

The rock cut Buddhist cave complex at Kuda (dist. Raigad, Maharashtra) epitomises what art historians have regraded as ‘minor’. While the caves lack great artistic feats and a grand plan, they no doubt are significant in many ways such as their coastal location and the epigraphic evidence they present. The lecture will bring forth important new evidence to contextualize this significance further. It will also problematize some long held notions about the chronology and the architecture of the Buddhist cave temples of the Deccan and provide new insights into questions which have been a part of the discourse on archaeology of trade and patronage on the Western Coast of India.

Duration -

January 23, 2020

Timing: 6:30 PM

Registrations Closed

Shailendra Bhandare

Shailendra Bhandare

Shailendra Bhandare is Senior Asst. Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of St Cross College and a member of faculty of Oriental Studies. His curatorial responsibilities cover the coinages of the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East, and Paper Money. He is a regular contributor to International conferences and journals and his research interests focus mainly on contextualizing and historicizing Indian coins, with wide ranging topics that include Monetary History, Art History, Iconography and Archaeology. His recent publications include:
"Place, Space and Money in Maharashtra, c. 1750–1850: Some Insights" in Spaces and Places in Western India, Formations and Delineations, Edited by Bina Sengar and Laurie Hovell McMillin, Routledge India, 2019

“The Numismatic Chronology of Mathura and its Bearing on Art” – in Indology's Pulse: Arts In Context: Essays Presented to Doris Meth Srinivasan in Admiration of her Scholarly Research, Edited By Corinna Wessels-Mevissen and Gerd J.R. Mevissen
Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 2019