Figure 22. Festival of the Hair Lock

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Figure 22:—Upper panel on the Ajatashatru pillar depicting the cudamaha (or the ‘festival of the hair lock’), Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).

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The art of Bharhut, dominated by sculptural reliefs narrating a popular facet of Buddhism in the form of the immense Jataka literature, represent the emergence of visual narrative art in India.—Bharhut represents the earliest evidence of narrative art which display many story telling techniques.

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