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Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography (Volume 1)

 
Lokesh Chandra (Author) Sata-Pitaka Series
Synopsis The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the ever evolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The Dictionary details the characteristic attributes, chronology and symbolism of over twelve thousand main and minor deities. It reflects the extraordinary cultural, literary, aesthetic and spiritual achievements of several nations of Asia over two millennia.
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About the author

Lokesh Chandra

Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions. Among them are classics like his Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the present Dictionary of Buddhist Art in about 20 volumes. Prof. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been a Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography (Volume 1)
Series Sata-Pitaka Series, 30
Author Lokesh Chandra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition Reprint
Publisher Aditya Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8186471995
length lxiv+323p., Figures; Plates; 28cm.