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

By Melissa R. Kerin

Sixteenth-century wall work in a Buddhist temple within the Tibetan cultural quarter of northwest India are the focal point of this cutting edge and richly illustrated learn. first and foremost formed via one set of spiritual ideals, the work have seeing that been reinterpreted and retraced via a later Buddhist neighborhood, subsumed inside its non secular framework and communal reminiscence. Melissa Kerin strains the devotional, political, and creative histories that experience motivated the work' construction and reception over the centuries in their use. Her interdisciplinary procedure combines paintings ancient equipment with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to appreciate non secular pictures in context.

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