Book Series Indicopleustoi, vol. 12.2

South Asian Religions and Visual Forms in their Archaeological Context

Vincent Lefèvre (ed)

  • Pages: approx. 402 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Illustrations:100 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2017

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  • ISBN: 978-2-503-56804-1
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This book deals with the material expression of diverse religious trends in South Asia.


Vincent Lefèvre est sous-directeur des collections au Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Direction générale des patrimoines, Service des musées de France


This volume reflects the new directions of research in South Asian archaeology and art. Priority is given to work with primary sources: results of recent fieldwork, including the study of museum collections, results of previous unpublished field work and new discoveries, interpretations and supporting documentation, highlighting new trends. Twenty-six contributions have been arranged according to a chronological and thematic perspective. This book deals with the material expression of diverse religious trends.


List of authors – Foreword

C. Basu, The Inscribed Sarasvatī and Other Squatting Deities from Early Mathurā

K. Behrendt, Evidence for the Diffusion of Gandharan Forms After the Late 5th century

M. H. Bhuiyan, An Unpublished Collection of Bangladesh: Art Style and Iconography

P. Brancaccio, Representations of Indasalaguha, Rock-Cut Monasteries and Shifting Attitudes

Towards Buddhist Asceticism

P. Cambon, About the Spirit with Blossoms, from TK 142, Hadda (Afghanistan)

B. Cifuentes, Excavating the Collections at the British Museum: Votive Offerings from Bodh Gayā

V. Filliozat, A Few Rare Sculptures from the Trailokyeśvara Temple, Pattadakal

A. J. Gail, Double-Entendre (Śleṣa) in the Visual Arts of India, Nepal, and Cambodia

R. Ghosh, A Few Fierce Images of Śiva and Four Image Inscriptions from North Bengal

S. Gill, H. P. Ray, Locating Buddhism at Sanghol in the Punjab-Haryana Plains

J. A.B. Hegewald, Style, Continuity and Identity: the Māru-Gurjara (Solaṅkī) Style of Jaina Architecture in India

K. Karttunen, Megasthenes on Indian Cities and Pāṭaliputra

M. W. Meister, L. M. Olivieri, M. Vidale, Gumbat Balo-Kale (Swat): Architectural Analysis, Conservation, and Excavation (2011-2012)

G. J.R. Mevissen, The Lost Sūrya Temple of Pātharghāṭā (Bihar)

S. Mondini, Political Power, Role of Sufism and Fabric of Society Through the Eyes of Architectural Patronage in Deccan

E. Parlier-Renault, The Kailāsanātha Yogeśvara in Ellora and the Mango-Tree

G. Rees, Monastic Architecture, Monastic Community a Study of Donative Inscriptions from the Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats

J.-F. Salles, M.-F. Boussac, B. Helly, E. Laroze, C. March, New Researches at Mahasthan (Bangladesh): a Re-Appraisal of the History of the City

A. Samuel, The Mata-Ni-Pachedi from the Krishnâ Riboud Collection

C. W. Schmidt, Reconstruction of a Small Niche from Tapa Kalan, Hadda: a Study In Progress

M. L. Smith, R. K. Mohanty, Archaeology at Sisupalgarh: the Chronology of an Early Historic Urban Centre in Eastern India

D. M. Srinivasan, Lakṣmī’s Choice

R. Sultana, A Profile of New Discoveries of Durrani Monuments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

F. Tagliatesta, The Iconographic Representation of the Wheel of Life, from India to Italy, via Afghanistan, with Particular Reference to the Third Meeting of the Bodhisattva (Three Living Meet Three Dead)

T. Tanabe, New Interpretation of Dionysiac Imagery on Gandhāran Buddhist Reliefs

M. Zin, The Buddha’s Relics and the Nāgas an Attempt to Throw Light on Some Depictions in the Amaravati School