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Buddhist Paintings of Tun-Huang
In the National Museum, New Delhi
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 311 x 241mm
All colour; 159 photographs and 8 illustrations; 280 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 8192091236 | ISBN-13: 978-81-920912-3-5
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Buddhist Paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi reproduces and describes for the first time the paintings from Tun-huang in this museum, one of the three major repositories of the Tun-huang paintings—the others being the British Museum London and the Musée Guimet, Paris. This book fulfills a long-felt need and will cover a major lacuna of research in presenting the third large repository. The scrolls from Tun-huang are the charm of these caverns that once drew humans to their depths.



Lokesh  Chandra
Lokesh Chandra
Author

Lokesh Chandra is an internationally renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. A prolific writer, he has to his credit 580 works, including critical editions of classical texts in Sanskrit, Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese and old Javamer language. Among them are classics like the Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography in 15 volumes. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of of India to the Parliament in 1974-80, and again in 1980-86. He has been Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.

Nirmala  Sharma
Nirmala Sharma
Author

Nirmala Sharma is an Art Historian and Professor of Buddhist studies at the International Academy of Indian Culture, New Delhi. She is working on the project of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on “Iconography of the Mandalas of the Dukhang of Alchi”.