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By Himanshu Prabha Ray

This e-book lines the archaeological trajectory of the growth of Buddhism and its local diversifications in South Asia. concentrating on the multireligious context of the subcontinent within the first millennium BCE, the amount breaks from traditional stories that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic culture to figuring out the faith extra integrally in phrases of dhamma (teachings of the Buddha), d?na (practice of cultivating generosity) and the engagement with the written note. The paintings underlines that relic and photo worship have been vital good points within the unfold of Buddhism within the quarter and have been instrumental in bringing the monastics and the laity jointly. additional, the writer examines the importance of the histories of monastic complexes (viharas, stupas, caityas) and in addition spiritual go back and forth and pilgrimage that supplied connections around the subcontinent and the seas.

An interdisciplinary learn, this ebook can be of serious curiosity to scholars and students in South Asian stories, faith, in particular Buddhist reviews, historical past and archaeology.

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