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This work is based on a pioneering research in a totally neglected but very important field.
In eyes lies love, in eyes rest all manners, in eyes are letters of refinement. . In eyes reside all passions and attributes, in eyes abide the secrets of good and evil. Thus of all sensory functions, vision is the most important. It helps in the representation of the world in three dimensional solidity.
There are twelve chapters in the volume covering a wide range of survey. Though the main emphasis is on eyes noticed in the Ajanta, Rajasthani and Pahari paintings evaluating the efforts made by the classical and post-classical painters of India, the author gives a detailed survey on the general approach of his subject by covering a study of eyes both in the Western and Eastern tradition. Dr. Bajpai has also taken notice of the literary background of the Indian artistic traditions.