Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka
Displaying 348 of 1676         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka
Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka
Description

From the Jacket

This book is a comprehensive study of the evolution and development of Buddhist visual art in India and Sri Lanka, taking into consideration their diverse forms and the impact of diverse forms and the impact of regional trends on them. Consulting a number of original sources including scholarly works in the Sinhala language, Dr. Dabral highlights the salient features of ancient Buddhist art in the two countries with special attention to architecture, sculpture, painting, use of symbols like the lotus and Sri Lanka devil masks.

He emphasis how Sri Lankan Buddhist art though originally derived from Indian art, developed its own art forms on the basis of local conditions. The critical study evaluates Buddhist art under various rulers such as the Mauryan Empire, the Kusanas, the Nagas and the Guptas. With numerous plates and an extensive bibliography, it gives insights into important aspects like the architectural excellence of stupas and vihara, the Sigiriya frescoes, Ajanta and Bagh paintings, Mathura, andhara and Sarnath schools of art, and the Jatakas as reflected in carvings at Sanci, amaravati and other places.

About the Author

Dr. V.K. Dabral holding a master's degree in English literature and history of art, is a distinguished scholar who has devoted more than two decades to the study of Sinhala language, literature art and history. He has to his credit contributed several well-researched articles in Sinhala English and Hindi Particularly on Buddhism in the Indian and Sri Lankan contexts, to journals in both the countries.

 

CONTENTS
  Foreword v
  Preface Vii
  List of Plates xvii
  Sri Lanka's Rulers xxiii
  List of Proper Nouns xxv
  Map of ancient Sri Lanka xxvii
1 INTRODUCTION 1
  Impact of India and Sri Lanka  
  Arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka  
  Sinhalese chronicles  
  Christianity and Sri Lanka  
  Buddhist Art  
2 ARCHITECTURE 23
  Stupa  
  Moonstone  
  Bodhi Tree  
  Viharas  
3 PAINTING 49
  Sigiriya - A Picture Gallery  
  Ajanta Paintings  
  Bagh  
4 SCULPTURES 75
  Images of Buddha  
  Anuradhapura  
  Isurumuniya  
5 SYMBOLISM 101
  Lotus  
  Sri Lanka Devil Masks  
  Religious Symbols  
  Decorative Motif  
6 CONCLUSION 123
  Plates 141
  Glossary 181
  Bibliography 189
  Index 199

Sample Pages

















Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka

Item Code:
IDD152
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2000
Publisher:
ISBN:
8124601623
Language:
English
Size:
9.6" X 7.4"
Pages:
212 {58 Illustrations in B/W}
Other Details:
Weight of the Book- 760 gms
Price:
$40.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 15647 times since 29th Jun, 2016

From the Jacket

This book is a comprehensive study of the evolution and development of Buddhist visual art in India and Sri Lanka, taking into consideration their diverse forms and the impact of diverse forms and the impact of regional trends on them. Consulting a number of original sources including scholarly works in the Sinhala language, Dr. Dabral highlights the salient features of ancient Buddhist art in the two countries with special attention to architecture, sculpture, painting, use of symbols like the lotus and Sri Lanka devil masks.

He emphasis how Sri Lankan Buddhist art though originally derived from Indian art, developed its own art forms on the basis of local conditions. The critical study evaluates Buddhist art under various rulers such as the Mauryan Empire, the Kusanas, the Nagas and the Guptas. With numerous plates and an extensive bibliography, it gives insights into important aspects like the architectural excellence of stupas and vihara, the Sigiriya frescoes, Ajanta and Bagh paintings, Mathura, andhara and Sarnath schools of art, and the Jatakas as reflected in carvings at Sanci, amaravati and other places.

About the Author

Dr. V.K. Dabral holding a master's degree in English literature and history of art, is a distinguished scholar who has devoted more than two decades to the study of Sinhala language, literature art and history. He has to his credit contributed several well-researched articles in Sinhala English and Hindi Particularly on Buddhism in the Indian and Sri Lankan contexts, to journals in both the countries.

 

CONTENTS
  Foreword v
  Preface Vii
  List of Plates xvii
  Sri Lanka's Rulers xxiii
  List of Proper Nouns xxv
  Map of ancient Sri Lanka xxvii
1 INTRODUCTION 1
  Impact of India and Sri Lanka  
  Arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka  
  Sinhalese chronicles  
  Christianity and Sri Lanka  
  Buddhist Art  
2 ARCHITECTURE 23
  Stupa  
  Moonstone  
  Bodhi Tree  
  Viharas  
3 PAINTING 49
  Sigiriya - A Picture Gallery  
  Ajanta Paintings  
  Bagh  
4 SCULPTURES 75
  Images of Buddha  
  Anuradhapura  
  Isurumuniya  
5 SYMBOLISM 101
  Lotus  
  Sri Lanka Devil Masks  
  Religious Symbols  
  Decorative Motif  
6 CONCLUSION 123
  Plates 141
  Glossary 181
  Bibliography 189
  Index 199

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Large Size Green Tara (Tibetan Buddhist Deity)
Brass Statue
2.8 ft x 1.8 ft x 1.5 ft
36 kg
Item Code: ZI59
$1495.00
Backorder
Backorder
(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Large Size Manjushri - Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom
Brass Sculpture
39 inch X 25 inch X 15 inch
43.7 kg
Item Code: XO44
$2135.00
Backorder
Backorder
Large Size Finest Physician The World Has Ever Seen (Tibetan Buddhist Deity)
Brass Sculpture
35.0 inch x 24.0 inch x 17.0 inch
41.5 kg
Item Code: XF67
$1695.00
Backorder
Backorder
Lot of Four Ashtamangla Patch Cushion Covers from Banaras
Art Silk
16.0 in x 16.0 in
Item Code: SYE88
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Paper Holder with The Ten Powerful Syllables of The Kalachakra Mantra
Art Silk
9.5 inches X 38 inches
Item Code: SRA75
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Religious Texts Holder with Embroidered Jewel
Art Silk
10 inches X 37inches
Item Code: SRA66
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Three Mandalas
Batik Painting On Cotton Fabric
17 inch x 58 inch
Item Code: BA41
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Plain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on Neck
Plain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on NeckPlain Wedding Kurta Pajama with Embroidery on Neck
Art Silk
Item Code: SPC27
$55.00
Color:
Size:
 Garment Size Chart Size chart
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Tantra and Buddhist Art
by T. N. MISHRA
Hardcover (Edition: 2000)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD151
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Studies in Hindu and Buddhist Art
by Ed. By. P.K. Mishra
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE189
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Art and Thought
by Shashibala
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Akshaya Prakashan
Item Code: IDK743
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
ABSENCE OF THE BUDDHA IMAGE IN EARLY BUDDHIST ART (Toward its Significance in Comparative Religion)
Deal 10% Off
by KANOKO TANAKA
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
D. K. Printworld (P). Ltd.
Item Code: IDD692
$70.00$63.00
You save: $7.00 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Buddhist Art of Gandhara (The story of the early school: Its birth, growth and decline)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: IDC853
$50.00$45.00
You save: $5.00 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

STATUE RECEIVED. EXCELLENT STATUE AND EXCELLENT SERVICE.
Charles, London
To my astonishment and joy, your book arrived (quicker than the speed of light) today with no further adoo concerning customs. I am very pleased and grateful.
Christine, the Netherlands
You have excellent books!!
Jorge, USA.
You have a very interesting collection of books. Great job! And the ordering is easy and the books are not expensive. Great!
Ketil, Norway
I just wanted to thank you for being so helpful and wonderful to work with. My artwork arrived exquisitely framed, and I am anxious to get it up on the walls of my house. I am truly grateful to have discovered your website. All of the items I’ve received have been truly lovely.
Katherine, USA
I have received yesterday a parcel with the ordered books. Thanks for the fast delivery through DHL! I will surely order for other books in the future.
Ravindra, the Netherlands
My order has been delivered today. Thanks for your excellent customer services. I really appreciate that. I hope to see you again. Good luck.
Ankush, Australia
I just love shopping with Exotic India.
Delia, USA.
Fantastic products, fantastic service, something for every budget.
LB, United Kingdom
I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India