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Buddhism in the Western Himalaya; A Study of the Tabo Monastery
By: Thakur

Buddhism in the Western Himalaya

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Author: Thakur
ISBN: 9780195647761

Product Code: 10493

In this multi-disciplinary study covering a period of a thousand years, Laxman S. Thakur traces the evolution of Buddhism against the backdrop of the economy and culture of the region. He examines the various components of the monastery and delineates the architectural and 'sthetic styles of Tabo, including sculpture, painting, epigraphy, and Tibetan inscriptions. The famous murals of Tabo reflect not only the influence of the many Buddhist philosophical and religious doctrines then in currency, but also the larger socio-cultural, political, and economic changes occurring in this region at the time. The iconography of the murals mirror regional influences as well, particularly of the areas contiguous to Lahaul-Spiti. At the same time, they also preserve non-Indian motifs and idioms, including the Ach'menid, Persian, Central Asian, Nepalese and the Chinese. The names of artists and patrons, whose religious devotion is manifested so creatively in this splendid house of worship, have been translated from Tibetan into English for the first time in this book.

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