Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka

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Item Code: IDD152
Author: Virender Kumar Dabral
Publisher: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8124601623
Pages: 212 {58 Illustrations in B/W}
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.6" X 7.4"
Weight 760 gm
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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

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