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Buddhist art and culture: symbols and significance

Buddhist art and culture: symbols and significance

Kumar, Ujjwal

ISBN: 9788195669424, 8195669425

This book is a huge topic with an enormous range of material available for discussion. Buddhist art refers to the rich and diverse representations of religious images, sculpture, dance, visual mythology, and symbols deriving from the various Buddhist communities found around the world. Buddhist culture is exemplified through Buddhist art, Buddhist architecture, Buddhist music and Buddhist cuisine.

Indian and Central Asian art: narrative interpretations of unique fragments

Indian and Central Asian art: narrative interpretations of unique fragments

Banerjee, P et al. (1920-2007)

ISBN: 9788185704258, 8185704252

This volume contains original interpretative articles on Indian and Central Asian art and culture offering fresh insight into the study of the Asian traditions.

The Indian Buddhist iconography, mainly based on the Sadhanamala and other cognate tantric texts of rituals

The Indian Buddhist iconography, mainly based on the Sadhanamala and other cognate tantric texts of rituals

Bhattacharyya, Benoytosh

ISBN: 9788173053139, 8173053138

This volume is an attempt to present a comprehensive work on Buddhist iconography of India, and is mainly based on Sanskrit text prepared from seven recensions of the Sadhanamala alias Saddhanasauccaya.

Indian gods and goddesses, Vol.3: Hindu, Jain and Buddhist goddesses

Indian gods and goddesses, Vol.3: Hindu, Jain and Buddhist goddesses

Nagar, Shantilal (b.1927)

ISBN: 9788176464970, 817646497X

The influence of the Jatakas on art and literature

The influence of the Jatakas on art and literature

Ahir, D.C.

ISBN: 9789391985295, 9391985297

An introduction to the Ajanta caves, with examples of six caves

An introduction to the Ajanta caves, with examples of six caves

Singh, Rajesh

ISBN: 9788192510705, 8192510700

This book presents updated and new information along with the views of leading contemporary scholars. Information from diverse domains have been collated to gether: epigraphy, ancient Buddhist texts, archaeology, iconography, architecture, and art history. The development sequence as well as stories behind the wall paintings are presented in brief.

Jatakas in Buddhist thought and art, 2 vols.

Jatakas in Buddhist thought and art, 2 vols.

Subrahmanyam, B.

ISBN: 9788180901997, 8180901998

In this work, the author has attempted to identify the Jatakas depicted in the panels and paintings noticed in various Buddhist monasteries with the canonical and non-canonical literary work. The author has also highlighted the evollutionary stages of the art in sculptured panels and paintings from monoscenic to the sequential continuous narrative mode right from the Bharhut to Amaravati School...

Jokhang: Tibet's most sacred Buddhist temple

Jokhang: Tibet's most sacred Buddhist temple

Dorje, Gyurme et al.

ISBN: 9785000976920, 5000976924

Lying at the centre of an ancient geomantic network of Buddhist temples, constructed through out the Tibetan plateau during the seventh and eighth centuries, the Great Temple of Lhasa with the revered Jokhang Chapel at its innermost sanctum is the pulsating heart of spiritual and economic life in Tibet. This UNESCO world heritage site, an enduring symbol of extraordinary devotion and pilgrimage...

Kanheri gufaem: Baudha silpakala evam darsan

Kanheri gufaem: Baudha silpakala evam darsan

Sethi, Sumnika

ISBN: 9789352294985, 935229498X

Kathmandu Valley painting: the Jucker Collection, photographs by Mischa E. Jucker

Kathmandu Valley painting: the Jucker Collection, photographs by Mischa E. Jucker

Kreiiger, Hugo E

ISBN: 9780906026526, 0906026520

For most lovers of Nepalese Art, the Jucker collection will come as a revelation. The core of the collection was assembled during the 1960s in India, with a few well-judged additions in recent years filling in the remaining stylistic and iconographic lacunae. The collection as it stands gives an excellent overall view of the painting tradition in the Kathmandy Valley from the thirteenth to the ...

Kizil: on the silk road, crossroads of commerce and meeting of minds

Kizil: on the silk road, crossroads of commerce and meeting of minds

Ghose, Rajeshwari (ed.)

ISBN: 9788185026855, 8185026858

This book focuses on the startlingly beautiful Buddhist cave complex of Kizil, an important conduit in the transmission of Buddhist art and thought along the Silk Road from India to China. This work brings together the writings of eminent scholars who have studied the images at Kizil as well as Kizil artefacts and manuscripts housed in various institutions across the globe.

Buddhist iconography in the Butsuzozui of Hidenobu, translated and ed. by Anita Khanna, foreword by Michaela Appel

Buddhist iconography in the Butsuzozui of Hidenobu, translated and ed. by Anita Khanna, foreword by Michaela Appel


ISBN: 9788124605424, 8124605424

The volume presents the Buddhist iconography of Japan as depicted in the Butsuzozui, a collection of iconographic sketches of various Buddhas that falls under the genre of Zuzo collections of iconic drawings in black and white.

Life of Buddha in Indian sculpture (Asta-Maha-Pratiharya), 2nd enlarged ed.

Life of Buddha in Indian sculpture (Asta-Maha-Pratiharya), 2nd enlarged ed.

Parimoo, Ratan

ISBN: 9788124605523, 8124605521

Tracing the beginning of narrative compositions in reliefs delineating the life of the Buddha, the book analyses the sculptural depictions of events of the Buddha's life in the context of several biographical texts. The episodes represent the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, first sermon and miracle at Sravasti. descent from Tusita heaven, subduing of Nalagiri, culminating with mahaparinirvana.;

The lightness of essence: Tibetan Buddhism relics of the Palace  Museum, (Tibetan, French and English)

The lightness of essence: Tibetan Buddhism relics of the Palace Museum, (Tibetan, French and English)


ISBN: 9789993746799, 9993746797

The Lightness of Essence-Tibetan Buddhism relics of the Palace Museum exhibition is the fifth time that the Palace Museum has collaborated with ;the Macao Museum of Art. This joint exhibition shows the imperial court's collection of Tibetan Buddhist works and has been extraordinary experinece for both parties as this is the first time the Macao Museum of Art has sponsored an exhibition on Tibet...

Manifestations of Buddhas

Manifestations of Buddhas

Shashibala

ISBN: 9788174364579, 8174364579

When Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha, became silent and entered the unshackled state of existence or the final nirvana, the devotees wanted to adore and remember the enlightened being and this served as an inspiration for the creation of Buddha images. Buddhism started becoming a tradition of the visual, wherein the message of the sutras was translated through images and murals. With the pass...

Buddhist jewels in mortuary cult: magic symbols, 2 vols., foreword by B.R. Mani

Buddhist jewels in mortuary cult: magic symbols, 2 vols., foreword by B.R. Mani

Sengupta, Arputharani

ISBN: 9788173201448, 8173201447

Buddhist jewels from widespread mortuary clusters correlate with the adornment of the bodhisattvas and the divine female directing the fortunes of the departed. Courtesans mirror the yakshi and merge with various goddesses of the underworld. The domical mausoleums gather together interconnectedness of all things; magic symbols celebrate victory over dark death called Mara while the conception o...

Glimpses of Asian art heritage

Glimpses of Asian art heritage

Lama, G.K.

ISBN: 9789391123208, 9391123201

Indian culture has a multifaceted form, such as its religion and philosophy, art and architecture, language and literature, society, economy and so on. This book contains various aspects of Indian culture such as ancient Indian trade route, trade and commerce, human rights and women's status in the society, ancient Indian agriculture, ecology, social and religious traditions, language and liter...

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