Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka: 3rd Century BC to 6th Century AD : a Critical Study
The Book Is A Comprehensive Study Of The Evolution And Development Of Buddhist Visual Art In India And Sri Lanka, Taking Into Consideration Their Diverse Forms And The Impact Of Regional Trends On Them. It Examines Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, And Use Of Symbols Like The Lotus And Sri Lanka Devil Masks.
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