Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya (Contemporary Indian Studies) (Hardcover)

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Sixteenth-century wall paintings in a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan cultural zone of northwest India are the focus of this innovative and richly illustrated study. Initially shaped by one set of religious beliefs, the paintings have since been reinterpreted and retraced by a later Buddhist community, subsumed within its religious framework and communal memory. Melissa Kerin traces the devotional, political, and artistic histories that have influenced the paintings' production and reception over the centuries of their use. Her interdisciplinary approach combines art historical methods with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to understand religious images in context.

About the Author


Melissa R. Kerin is Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780253013064
ISBN-10: 0253013062
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2015
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Indian Studies