Past Lives of the Buddha: Wat Si Chum - Art, Architecture and Inscriptions
River Books, 2008 - Art - 296 pages
Inside Wat Si Chum are 86 inscribed stone reliefs depicting jatakas, former lives of Gotama Buddha. This book presents the latest evidence and porposes new interpretations. It offers the first-ever English translation of the inscriptions, photographs of the reliefs supplemented by 19th century jataka paintings from Wat Khrua Wan, Bangkok, essys on all aspects of the temple and a discussion of the significance of jataks in international Buddhist literature, art and ideology.--Back cover.
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Preface by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
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