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Art and Architecture: Remains in the Western Terai Region of Nepal

Gitu Giri (Author)
Synopsis Terai region of Lumbini Zone situated between Narayani and Rapti rivers is an important site for the Buddhist as well as Archaeologist. This region was associated with the Sakyas and Koliya at Kapilvastu and Ramagrama (Devadaha) respectively in ancient period. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, Kapilvastu, capital town of Sakyas, Ramagrama (Devadaha), maternal house of Buddha, and other ancient archaeological sites are located in this region. This book throws light on history, archaeological sites, indentification of ancient Buddhist sites, especially Lumbini, Kapilvastu and Ramagrama, art, architecture and touristic importance of the region. The book contains geography and history of the region in brief and excavated and explored sites from where a number of art-remains has been obtained in course of archaeological activities.
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About the author

Gitu Giri

Dr. Gitu Giri, M.A., B.Ed, B.L., Ph.D. born on 21, May 1955, at Maranthana Pyuthan, was educated mainly at Tribhuwan University, Nepal and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from DDU Gorakhpur University rewarded Fellowship by University Grants Commission of Nepal in 2001. He was involved as Assistant Researcher in research project on the “Sacred Complex of Ruru Kshetra,” sponsored by UNESCO & has completed four research projects funded by Research Division, Research Center for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuwan University & University Grants Commission of Nepal. He was appointed as member of Central Subject Committee, Nepalese History, Culture & Archaeology Department, U.T. from 1997 to 2000. He has lectured at various Campuses of Tribhuwan University and at present is working as Lecturer and Chairman at Bhairahawa Multiple Campus of Tribhuwan University, Bhairahawa, Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. He is also an Associate Editor of Journals and active member of civil society. His major interest lies in the study of different dimensions of Nepalese culture, art, architecture and archaeology, especially western region of Nepal. Contributions by the same Author: 1. Cultural Glance of Lumbini, 1992. 2. History of Pyuthan Principality, 1995. 3. Giri Genealogy, 2000. 4. Cultural Tourist Sites of Lumbini Zone (Forthcoming, Devadaha Preservation Academy). 5. Art of Lumbini Zone (Unpublished). 6. Architecture of Lumbini Zone (Unpublished). 7. Published several articles in various Journals and periodicals.

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Title Art and Architecture: Remains in the Western Terai Region of Nepal
Author Gitu Giri
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Adroit Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8187392355
length xviii+505p., Illustrations; Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 23cm