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Bodh Gaya: Monumental Legacy Series

Price : $16.50
ISBN # : 9780198069317
Author : Asher, Frederick M.
pages: 300
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Published : 2010

Located seven miles south of Gaya, Bodh Gaya is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world. Part of the prestigious Monumental Legacy Series, this book takes readers on a graphic journey of the site and the monuments as they appear today and as they have been altered through time and variously perceived through history. The author provides a fascinating description of the Mahabodhi temple complex, Bodhi Tree, Tara Temple, Jewel Walk, Gateway, Buddhapad, and Sujata Stupa. He discusses modern monuments located around the temple, as well as other Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the vicinity of Bodh Gaya. It is well illustrated with layout plans, maps, and photographs. Readership This book will be indispensable for general readers and informed tourists visiting the site. Students and scholars of history, cultural studies, and art and architecture as well as practitioners of Buddhism and Hinduism will find the work interesting. Frederick M. Asher is Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, USA. He is South Asia editor for Archives of Asian Artand President of the US National Committee for the History of Art.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 29 September, 2010.
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