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Chapter One On Modes of Visual Narration
Chapter Two The Multivalent Sign in Early Buddhist Art
Chapter Three Text and Image
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Ajanta Ajatashatru Amaravati architrave artist Bharhut birth Bodh Gaya bodhi tree bodhisattva brahmin Buddha Buddhist art carved cave 17 central century B.C.E. Chaddanta commences conflated continuous narrative coping decorated depicts dome slabs donated donors early Buddhist elephant enlightenment episodes feet figure flanked Gandharan gateway gods iconical indexical sign Indian Museum Indra inner face inscribed inscription jataka Jatakamala Kasyapa king Lalitavistara legend lotus Mahayana Mara medallion meritorious gift monastery monastic monkey monks Monoscenic narrative Mulasarvastivadin Vinaya murals naga Nagarjunakonda Nalagiri narration narrative network Nidana Katha painted palace Pali canon panel parasol pillar portrayal portrays present prince railing reference relics Sanchi stupa Sankissa Sanskrit Sarvastivadin scenes Schlingloff sculpted sequence sequential narrative shrine Simhala Sivaramamurti space Sravasti Sravasti miracle static monoscenic mode story Sutta Syama synoptic mode tale tanka themes tion torana Tushita Vajrapani Vessantara Vidura viewer Vinaya visual narratives wall worshipers yaksha