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By Ghulam Yazdani; Laurence Binyon

Ajanta; the color and monochrome reproductions of the Ajanta Frescoes in response to images, with an explanatory textual content via G. Yazdani, and an introd. by way of Laurence Binyon. released less than the exact authority of His Exalted Highness the Nizam.

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When the Bodhaattra um c o f age his Cither, adopting the religious life, retired to i park and lined « an ascetic. There * chief of the vVajiw, jauthap&la by name, visited the ascetic from time to rime and received instructions in Law. The Bodhiattva once visiting his father, saw SantJiBpdkwith ■ large retinue, and hc was so much struck by the magnificence o f the ATugir chief that he aspired to be bom in the A’ujpt world. ” So one day, when Sahkhoplla lay there, a party of hunter* who luul secured nothing on that day passed that way, On noticing the serpent the}1 said' to themselves, 'T o-day we lave not caught so much as a young lizard; we will kill and cat this shake-king,” Thereafter they wounded Sai'ikhapiln and piercing his nostrils with a diary stake inserted a cord and dragged him along- At this rime a landowner, Alim, was journeying with five hundred wagom in that direction.

He thought, ‘T h e king has made die gfcar renundariait, but lie cannot turn the people hack who follow, headed by the queen Sh all,— they may put a hindrance in his way, and X will give him an exhortation to confirm his purpose still more 1” w by his divine power he stood in dir air in front of ihc Icing and thus spoke, to strengthen fits lesojve; '"Wherefore is all this noise and din, as of a village holiday? Why is this crowd assembled here ? Will the ascetic kindly say? * ■" ■ 1 w rhink nor rhoii hast already crossed, while with this body still beset) l8 There are still many foes in front,— thou hast not won rhy victory yet.

On the right ride, the elephant of the raja and the horse o f the prince are to be seen. T h e latter is held by two dark-skinned grooms. A dark-skinned) mnkfr&ai is in charge o f the elephant, and is still seated on the neck o f the animal, while a charkafa is perched on its hind-quarters. A tiger's hide shows the vacant seat previously occupied _by the raja. T o the left o f these animals U the royal entourage. T h e r 3;a himself, in a pose o f profound respect, with folded hands, is listening to the sention of the hermit.

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