Sacred Traces: British Explorations of Buddhism in South Asia

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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 ...

Sacred Traces: British Explorations of Buddhism in South Asia 2003, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754601388

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