Prof. Yashadatta Somaji Alone has published several research papers in journals and chapters in edited volumes on Ancient Indian Art and critic of Walter Spink, Ajanta caves and Buddhist caves in western India, critic of modern Indian art, popular neo-Buddhist visual culture. He has lectured widely at many places in India and outside India mainly Germany, Spain, USA, China, and Sri Lanka. Prof. Y S. Alone also served as member of various committees of Government of India. His recently published book-‘Early Western Indian Buddhist Caves: Forms and Patronage’, Kaveri Books, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-81-7479. Currently he is engaged in conceptual formulation of ‘protected ignorance’.