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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: The Bhaje, Bedse, and Karla Caves: Photo 18

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Here they are up closer. The conventional interpretation is that the one on the left is Surya, while the one on the right is Indra. Along comes Edward Johnston, ex-ICS and then professor of Sanskrit at Oxford. In the Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, 1939, pp. 1-7, he writes that "...the present writer fails to see what advantage is gained from putting a purely baseless label to some work of art in order to provide it with a name." Oh, those British academics.

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