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Janice Leoshko - Sacred Traces - 9780754601388 - V9780754601388
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Sacred Traces

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Description for Sacred Traces Hardcover. The author's aim in this study is to demonstrate the past significance of Buddhism in India and how its importance was only gradually recognized in the first half of the 19th-century, becoming the focus of study for many British philologists as well as those motivated by Imperial concerns. Series Editor(s): Eck, Dr. Caroline van. Series: Histories of Vision. Num Pages: 184 pages, Includes 59 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FKA; 3JH; AGR; HBJF; HBLL; HBT; HRE. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 251 x 170 x 17. Weight in Grams: 630.
In his novel Kim, in which a Tibetan pilgrim seeks to visit important Buddhist sites in India, Rudyard Kipling reveals the nineteenth-century fascination with the discovery of the importance of Buddhism in India's past. Janice Leoshko, a scholar of South Asian Buddhist art uses Kipling's account and those of other western writers to offer new insight into the priorities underlying nineteenth-century studies of Buddhist art in India. In the absence of written records, the first explorations of Buddhist sites were often guided by accounts of Chinese pilgrims. They had journeyed to India more than a thousand ... Read more

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
Histories of Vision
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London, United Kingdom
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About Janice Leoshko
Janice Leoshko, University of Texas-Austin, USA

Reviews for Sacred Traces
'The book is a valuable contribution to the emerging body of literature that examines approaches to material culture in order to reassess the British encounter with South Asia.' Pika Ghosh, CAA Reviews '... slim, elegantly produced, amply illustrated monograph by a scholar who is a specialist on the Buddhist art and architecture of eastern India.' Tapati Guha-Thakurta, South ... Read more

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