Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya by Melissa R. Kerin PDF

By Melissa R. Kerin

Sixteenth-century wall work in a Buddhist temple within the Tibetan cultural sector of northwest India are the point of interest of this cutting edge and richly illustrated research. at the start formed via one set of spiritual ideals, the work have considering been reinterpreted and retraced by way of a later Buddhist neighborhood, subsumed inside of its non secular framework and communal reminiscence. Melissa Kerin strains the devotional, political, and inventive histories that experience encouraged the work' creation and reception over the centuries in their use. Her interdisciplinary technique combines paintings historic equipment with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to appreciate non secular photos in context.

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