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Himalayan Art

 
Swati Chopra (Author)
Synopsis

The volume showcases art of the culturally rich and diverse Himalayan regions. Uniting the sacred with the secular to present nothing short of a magical experience of the Himalayan art traditions, some of them being unique, it focuses on varied art forms and products: glowing thangkas or scroll paintings, ritual daggers, fierce masks, palaces, serene stupas, majestic monasteries, and mandalas as well as handmade fabrics, finely woven shawls, exquisite embroidery, intricate wood and stone carving. The book has rich colour illustrations that provide a rare visual treat.

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About the author

Swati Chopra

Swati Chopra, a writer and editor, focuses on spirituality and religion in her work, with special emphasis on exploring ancient wisdom in a modern context. She is the author of a contemporary guide to Buddhism, Buddhism: On the Path to Nirvana (Brijbasi Art Press, 2005). She has worked as editor of a quarterly journal, Life Positive Plus, as contributing editor of Life Positive magazine, and as spirituality correspondent of the Times of India. Her writing has appeared in journals and newspapers in India and abroad, including Resurgence, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Hindustan Times and Daily News and Analysis. Her essay on the Dalai Lama’s dialogue with modern science appeared in the anthology Understanding the Dalai Lama (edited by Rajiv Mehrotra, Penguin India, 2004). Swati is currently working on her next book that documents contemporary women’s spirituality. Her website is www.swatichopra.com.

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Bibliographic information

Title Himalayan Art
Author Swati Chopra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Lustre Press
Language: English
isbn 9788174368577
length 143p., Colour Illustrations; 29cm.