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Art and Architecture of South Asia Changes and Continuity

R N Dhar (Author)

As Hinduism and Buddhism were introduced to Southeast Asia, their traditions were altered to conform to the traditions of the indigenous peoples. Works predating outside influence were generally made of perishable materials and have not survived. Neolithic sites n the area produced stone tools, baskets, and pottery. The Bronze Age in Southeast Asia dates from about 800 BC; by c.500 BC there were recognizable division between those cultures influenced by China and those influenced by India. The Dongson (or Dong Son) culture, which was centered around the Tonkin gulf in present-day Vietnam, was notable among those drawing influence from China. From this culture various artifacts of great beauty have been excavated such as bronze dagger hilts, ornaments, lamps, and tomb furnishings.

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About the author

R N Dhar

Prof. R N Dhar obtained M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Kashmir University. His many research papers on India history have been published in national as well as international journals. He has edited number of books on Indian history. He attented many seminar and conferences in India and abroad.

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Bibliographic information

Title Art and Architecture of South Asia Changes and Continuity
Author R N Dhar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178847825, 9788178847825
length 280p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.