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Sanchi - Monumental Legacy
Sanchi - Monumental Legacy

Sanchi - Monumental Legacy

by M K Dhavalikar

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

019566313 6 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 122

Binding

Hardcover

M K Dhavalikar

Author: M K Dhavalikar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 122
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019566313 6

Description

The Buddhist monuments at Sanchi were built over a period of 1400 years, from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. Apart from the impressive stupas, this important site-visited by thousands of Buddhist pilgrims each years-includes magnificent carved gateways, a famed Ashokan pillar, and various monasteries and temples.

The book begins with a succinct overview of Sanchi’s historical background, also tracing the life and works of the Buddha and the evolution of his religion. The author then takes the reader on a tour of the site, his erudite commentary highlighting the architectural and artistic significance of various features of the monuments. This detailed description is brought to life using numerous plans, maps and photographs, making the book invaluable to all visitors to Sanchi.

Written by a leading expert in Indian archaeological history, this accessible and readable book will be welcomed by archaeologists and art historians, as well as general readers and informed tourists interested in India’s most famous Buddhist monuments.

The Monumental Legacy series presents a brief introduction to the major World heritage (cultural) Sites in India. Written by an authority on the subject, each book provides historical background, a detailed guide to the monuments, and an easy-to-follow glossary of various art and architectural terms, enabling general readers and visitors to the site to view the monuments in their proper perspective.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ILLUSTRATIONS

ONE: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

TWO: BUDDHISM

THREE: THE MONUMENTS

The Great Stupa (Mahastupa)
The Gateways (Toranas)
The Ashokan Pillar
Stupa 3
Other Stupas
Pillars
Temples
Retaining Wall

FOUR: EASTERN Area

Monasteries 46-47
Building 49, 50, and 32
Building 43
Temple and Monastery 45
Building 44

FIVE: SOUTHERN AREA

Temple 40
Monasteries 38, 36, and 37
Building 8

SIX: WESTERN SLOPE

Monastery 51
Stupa 2
Sculptures
Tank

SEVEN: MUSEUM

Practical Information

Glossary

Further Reading

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