Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Ellora (Hindu): Photo 9
A side chapel near the entrance. Roger Fry, in The Arts of Painting and Sculpture, writes that "Indian architecture proceeds, not as ours, according to the principles of construction; it is rather conceived of as an object cut out of a solid material as an ivory figure might be." (Quoted in Ramesh Gupte, Ajanta, Ellora and Aurangabad Caves 1962.) Fergusson, always beautifully succinct, put it this way: "The Hindus conceived like giants and executed like jewelers."
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