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Maitreya Buddha in Literature, History and Art

By Asha Das

Price : Rs2,500.00 | $ 60.00

Published by  : Punthi Pustak

Pages : 394 pp 201 pl.Map

Year : 2003

ISBN : 81-86791-38-8

Preface. I. Literature: Introduction : Future Greatmen of the Hindus, Jainas and Buddhists. 1. Maitreya (Metteyya), the future Buddha. 2. The Anagatavamsa : a holy life of the Maitreya Buddha. III. The role of Maitreya in other literature (Pali and Sanskrit). Appendices: 1. Anagatavamsa : text. 2. The Anagatavamsa : English translation. 3. Colophon of the copy made at Mandalay in 1886. II. History and art: Introduction: Indian art : its origin, development, Buddhist art, symbol worship, Buddha images originated in Gandhara and Mathura. 1. The image of Maitreya in India : Gandhara and Mathura, Eastern India—Bihar and Bengal, Southern India—Ajanta and Ellora, Northern India—Kashmir and Ladakh. II. Maitreya images in other Asiatic countries : Nepal, Tibet, China, Burma, Thailand, (Siam), Cambodia or Combujadesa, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Java, Afganistan. Select bibliography with abbreviation. General index. Part III. 201 Plates.
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