The Ajanta Frescoes

Ramesh Charan Basu’s own leather-bound copy of the book, Ajanta Frescoes: Being reproductions in colour and monochrome of the frescoes in some of the caves in Ajanta, after copies taken in the years, 1910-1911 by Lady Herringham and her assistants (London: India Society, 1915). Although there is no indication of his own travels to Ajanta or Bagh in this set of postcards, his granddaughter, Malini Bhattacharya, recalls family stories about his arduous journeys to these remote sites, to join his friends who were there documenting these paintings.