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Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
By: Jinah Kim and Todd Lewis

Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal By: Jinah Kim  and Todd Lewis


 
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Author: Jinah Kim and Todd Lewis
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789004416413
Publication Date: 2019

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Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal explores the centrality of ritual practices and the agency of people - patrons, ritual specialists, devotees - in creating and amplifying the efficacy of Buddhist art. Jinah Kim and Todd Lewis highlight the unparalleled contributions of Nepal's artisans, patrons, and ritualists in engendering artistic heritage that is an endearing continuation of Indic Buddhist traditions. The publication presents paintings, illuminated texts, statues, and ritual implements from the Newar tradition in the Kathmandu Valley. Richly illustrated with photographs of contemporary rituals, religious observances, and historical examples, the essays provide cultural, historical and ritual contexts in which objects collected in art museums were used, and animate them. By recentering the historical imagination on communities, their rituals, and popular narrative traditions, Dharma and Punya challenges prevailing misconceptions about Buddhism in the West and expand our understanding of Buddhism as a lived world religion. Contributors include: Naresh Bajracharya, Louis Coppleston, Sonali Dhingra, James Giambrone, Jinah Kim, Todd Lewis, Bruce McCoy Owens, Alexander von Rospatt and Sumon Tuladhar.
Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal, Jinah Kim and Todd Lewis, Hotei Publishing, Paperback, 256 pp, $67.00

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