ISBN 9788192075280,Archeology of Early Buddhism

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Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788192075280

ISBN-10 8192075281

Hard Back

Number of Pages 242 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

Lars Fogelin draws on historical accounts, religious documents, inscriptions, and the results of his systematic archaeological survey of Thotlakonda Monastery in southern India to examine Early Buddhist monastic life. He discovers a tension between the desired isolation of the monastery and the mutual engagement with neighbors in the Early Historic Period. He also sketches how religious architecture and the use of landscape helped to structure these relationships. Fogelin's work sheds new light on the ritual and material workings of Early in this region and shows how archaeology can contribute to our understanding of religious practice.