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Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Art and Architecture

Shiv Shanker Tiwary (Author)
Synopsis One of the most enduring achievements of Indian civilization is undoubtedly its architecture, which extends to a great deal more than the Taj Mahal or the temple of complexes of Khajuraho and Vijayanagara. The beginnings of the Buddhist school of architecture can be traced back to B.C. 255 when the Mauryan Emperor Asoka established Buddhism as the state religion of his large empire. Buddhism spread rapidly throughout India and other parts of Asia.Buddhist art and architecture was not limited to India. In fact it reached in many other parts of the world where this religion got prosperous. These places include Japan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, China etc. Buddhist art and architecture was very rich and it can be experienced anywhere in the world where the followers of Buddhism are found.This book covers the rich art and architecture of Buddhism. Starting with India, where Buddhism started as a religion and where Buddhist art and architecture can be widely seen across the country, to the other parts of the world, the prominent features of Buddhist art and architecture has been given in this book.
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About the author

Shiv Shanker Tiwary

Dr. Shiv Shankar Tiwary obtained his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree from university of Delhi. He is an academic and scholar in his own right and a prolific writer having knowledge and interest of various disciplines. He worked for different renowned publishing houses on various capacity and at present he is working as an editor with a reputed and renowned publishing house.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Art and Architecture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.07.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126137213
length viii+294p., Figures; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.