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Historical Development of Jaina Iconography

 
A.K. Bhattacharyya (Editor)
Synopsis This Book in twelve chapters under two Sections the treatise presents the panorama of Jaina icons in their age-long growth, often with reference to comparable and borrowed concepts from the cognate faiths, Brahmanism and Buddhism. Though Jainism subjects in  the belief in  man’s elevation and emancipation by himself, and therefore, has very Little, the Tirthankaras, yet in the ages that followed, there grew quite a large number of icons with extra-normal features by the touch of the waves of Mahayana Buddhism and Tantric Hindusim. The volume has treated this development iconography with references to the relevant back-drop of literature,. It has taken into account the early forms, the Tirthankara images, studied their pedestals and followed them in their steady growth with the yaksa-yaksini-sushered, in Sasanadevatas. Of two very details. A chapter on the sixteen Vidyadevis, a creation of the Jaina genius, concludes the treatise, and thus fills the long panaorma of Jaina Iconography.
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Bibliographic information

Title Historical Development of Jaina Iconography
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180902314
length xviii+340p., Figures; Illustrations; 134 B/w Plates; Folded Maps; Index; 29cm.