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1 Fredrick W. Bunce
A Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography: Illustrated: Objects, Devices, Concepts, Rites, and Related Terms
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8124600619 / 9788124600610; Second Impression; Hardcover; New; New; G.X. Capdi 
Printed Pages: 501 with 908 line-drawings. 027486

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2 Fredrick W. Bunce
An Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints and Demons: With Special Focus on Iconographic Attributes (Emerging Perceptions in Buddhist Studies:1-2), 2 Vols
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1998; 8124600201 / 9788124600207; Hardcover; New; New; 
Beginning with a few aniconic symbols, like foot prints, a throne, the Bo tree or stupas, in the prechristian Indian art, Buddhism came to evolve a variety of picturesque representations of a Self-Existent, Superimmanent Principle: in myriad forms and emanations that range from the superbly magnificent to sheerly grotesque. Endowed with diverse iconographic attributes, Buddhist deities/saints/demons have grown, over the rolling centuries, into bewildering numbers, legions. Which all, leave alone the neophytes, not even the best of scholars can recognize! The names of the divinities and their cultural/regional perceptions -- owing largely to the plurality of Buddhist pantheons, have only gone on to further complicate their identification. Unveiled, for the first time, in the pages of this Encyclopaedia, is a panorama of Buddhist deities, demigods, godlings, saints and demons, with spotlight on the concretized, recognizable forms and the subtle symbolism they involve. In its nearly 8000 alphabetically arranged articles of varying lengths, it mixes gods and demons, bhiksus and btsans, the aesthetic and the grotesque -- in fact, nearly the whole range of good and evil forces which the inspired among the adherents of the Buddhist faith conceived so ingeniously! Professor Bunce has painstakingly marshalled a wealth of data from authoritative language sources, notably, Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Newari/Nepalese, Chinese, Mongolian, Japanese, Siamese/Thai, Annamese/Viet Namese, Javanese, and Sinhalese, in his effort to capture almost the entire framework of Buddhist divinities: a multi-pantheonic framework, together with its classes, groups and hierarchies, ranging from Adi-Buddha to Arhats and yet beyond. Himself a distinguished scholar of Oriental/Buddhist Art, Dr. Bunce incorporates, in scrupulous detail, the iconographic attributes of deities: like colours, heads/eyes, hands, objects held, body, feet, asanas, mudras, ornaments, vahanas, emanations, and whether calm or wrathful -- which, with a generous supplement of illustrations: about 300 elegant line-drawings and several colour plates, highlight the distinctiveness of each individual figure. Also included in the Encyclopaedia are user's guide, glossaries (of asanas, mudras and attributes), identification charts, a hierarchic table, and bibliographic references. Growing from years of Professor Bunce's persevered research and study, this compilation is certainly the first ever to draw together most of the Buddhist divinities/mythological characters, in their distinctly recognizable forms. And is, therefore, indispensable to both the specialists and non-specialists trying to identify each from a whole host of these figural representations.Printed Pages: 1193. 100348

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3 Fredrick W. Bunce
An Encyclopaedia of Hindu Deities, Demi-Gods, Godlings, Demons and Heroes with Special Focus on Iconographic Attributes, 3 Vols.
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2000; 8124601453 / 9788124601457; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Vol. I: Text; Vol. II: Appendices; Vol. III: Plates 027276

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4 Fredrick W. Bunce
Crosses: Christian and Otherwise (Their From and Meaning)
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8124607370 / 9788124607374; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
In “top-of-the-mind” reading, crosses are the iconographic representation of Christianity, though cross became an embodiment of Christian iconography only after the fifth century ce. In this volume, the author unveils the existence of 500 plus crosses, of which around 300 are of ecclesiastical, heraldic or mundane crosses. Most of these cruciforms were introduced before the twentieth century. Cruciform was antecedent of Christianity. There were numerous cruciform Hindu and Buddhist temples, even before the advent of Christianity and thus these hold no Christian ecclesiastical relevance. Of late many churches, cathedrals and basilicas applied cruciform to their structure and look in conformity with the Christian iconography. This enunciates the endless design possibilities of cruciform. The book discusses the pre-Christian iconographic cruciform Hindu and Buddhist temple structures and in detail the Christian cross iconography and the varied types of crosses. It delves deep into the numerous forms of Latin and Greek crosses, mainly from the ecclesiastical and heraldic viewpoint. Crosses adorned ecclesiastical, military, professional and trade implications, and were carved on shields and coats of arms. This volume also addresses other categories of crosses such as solar crosses, saltire crosses and miscellaneous crosses though they too have occasional ecclesiastical and heraldic implications. The book thus gives a fair account of the emergence, use and application of cruciforms until the twentieth century. Printed Pages: 230. 100330

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5 Fredrick W. Bunce
Islamic Tombs in India: The Iconography and Genesis of Their Design
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2004; 81-246-0246-X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 366 with 147 plates and 215 figures. 027274

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6 Fredrick W.Bunce
Monuments of India and the Indianised States: The Plans of Major and Notable Temples, Tombs, Palaces, and Pavilions of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Java, The Khmer, Pagan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia from 3rd C. BCE to CE 1854
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8124603855 / 9788124603857; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed pages: 503 pages alongwith 437 plates and 6 maps. 016343

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7 Fredrick W. Bunce
Monuments of India and the Indianized States: The Plans of Major and Notable Temples, Tombs, Palaces and Pavilions of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Java, The Khmer, Pagan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia (From 3rd BCE to CE 1854)
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8124603855 / 9788124603857; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This volume presents the plans of temples, tombs, palaces and pavilions found in the Indian subcontinent and the Indianised states of Java, the Khmer, Pagan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. They contain detailed diagrams of plans of over 380 structures along with a brief note on each plan that covers the various segments/sections of each monument. The plans are precise and are presented along with their elevations which are proportional, i.e., depict major architectural forms and masses. The monuments covered, of the period third century bc to ce 1854, pertain to different regions of India and different periods and dynasties in Indian history. They include famous structures like the cave monasteries at Ajanta, Sanchi temples, Rajasthani temples, the Lal Qila and the Taj Mahal as well as other lesser-known buildings. Monuments of the Mughals, the Sultanate kings, the Lodis, Tughlaqs and Vijayanagar kings are among the Indian structures included. The book will be useful for scholars of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic architecture with particular reference to South Asian and South-East Asian regions.Printed Pages: 540 with 437 plans. 100344

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8 Fredrick W. Bunce
Mudras in Buddhist and Hindu Practices: An Iconographic Consideration
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2009; 812460312X / 9788124603123; Second Impression; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 375 with numerous line drawings. 025733

Price: 37.50 USD
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9 Fredrick W. Bunce
Numbers: Their Iconographic Consideration in Buddhist and Hindu Practices
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8124602018 / 9788124602010; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 238 with several line drawings. 027278

Price: 9.95 USD
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10 Fredrick W. Bunce
Royal Palaces, Residences and Pavilions of India: 13th Through 18th Centuries: An Iconographic Consideration
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8124603561 / 9788124603567; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 356 with numerous b/w illustrations. 014996

Price: 31.00 USD
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11 Fredrick W. Bunce
Temples with Multiple Garbhagrhas: An Iconographic Consideration of Selected Indian Monuments
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8124607257 / 9788124607251; First Edition; Hardcover; Nerw; New; 
Hindu temples are raised to their deities. They are a means to acknowledge the deity and to enshrine his/her images. People honour and worship the deity. Within the Hindu pantheon, there is an array of divinities spread over three major sects — Vaishnava, Shaiva and Shakta. All these sects have stemmed from the Vedic teachings and beliefs. Normally a temple is devoted to a single diety, having a solitary sanctum (garbhagriha), called ekakuta. In this volume, the author, through his serious research, has made a sincere attempt to identify, present and feature about one hundred temples with multiple garbhagrihas which are categorized as dvikuta, trikuta, catuskuta, pancakuta, saptakuta, navakuta and caunsath yogini temple. This book delves deep into the details of these temples: their historical milieu, their iconography, the application of mandala(s) to their plans and so on. It also attempts to correct those errors crept in the earlier studies of other researchers in understanding and detailing a few multiple garbhagrihas. The author has given a brief description of such temples and has made a sincere effort to provide a relatively precise scale rendering of those temples, in a size and format, commensurate with their importance. This volume can serve architects, temple planners, researchers, vastu experts and even historians as a sourcebook on temples with multiple garbhagrihas. Printed Pages: 306 with 141 plates & 92 figures. 100345

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12 Fredrick W. Bunce
The Iconography of Architectural Plans: A Study of the Influence of Buddhism and Hinduism on Plans of South and Southeast Asia
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2002; 812460200X / 9788124602003; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 591 with 176 plates and 224 figures. 027270

Price: 49.95 USD
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13 Fredrick W. Bunce
The Iconography of Water: Well and Tank Forms of the Indian Subcontinent
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8124606978 / 9788124606971; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
While numerous Indian monuments are well known in the annals of architectural research and excavation, a category of monuments – baoli, bawadi, kere, kulam, kunda, talao, tanka, wav and zing – was neglected in the oeuvres of architects and art. A few are familiar with the splendid beauty of the Surya Tank, Modhera; the vertiginous Canda Baoli, Abhaneri; the incomparable Rani-ki Wav, Patan; the magnificent Kalyani Tank, Hulikere; and the beautiful Rudabai-ni Wav, Adalaj. Thousands of such monuments are excellent in architectural beauty and design, apparently based on their primary utility – drinking, bathing, religious purification and ornamental (recreation). Water plays a quintessential role in the life of man. Its harvesting, preservation and careful use are of paramount importance, especially in those regions where rains are scanty. Thus took place the construction of these artificial water bodies. Many of them are within the precincts of temples and mosques, built in a time span of seventh to twentieth century ce. This volume, devoted to the study of water monuments, is heavily loaded with the design of various structures and other vital information. Every detail in this book is assiduously analysed, compared and rechecked to present the dimensions, proportions and relationships of each of the various elements of the structures. Thus it unravels a number of keys by which others can unlock the mysteries and beauties of these neglected monuments. It can be a precious collection for architects, historians, researchers and anyone who loves water bodies. Printed Pages: 249. 100342

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14 Fredrick W. Bunce
The Mosques of the Indian Subcontinent: Their Development and Iconography
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8124604584 / 9788124604588; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 227 with numerous line drawings. 027263

Price: 22.50 USD
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15 Fredrick W. Bunce
The Sacred Dichotomy: Thoughts and Comments on the Duality of Female and Male Iconography in south Asia and the Mediterranean
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8124603642 / 9788124603642; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 90. 015938

Price: 13.75 USD
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16 Lokesh Chandra and Fredrick W. Bunce
The Tibetan Iconography of Buddha, Bodhisattvas and Other Deities: A Unique Pantheon
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2002; 812460178X / 9788124601785; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 807 with 360 b/w photographs. 027404

Price: 135.00 USD
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17 Fredrick W. Bunce
The Yantras of Deities and Their Numerological Foundations
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8124601747 / 9788124601747; Second Impression; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 309 with 105 yantra diagrams. 027288

Price: 27.00 USD
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18 Fredrick W. Bunce
Vajrayana Images of the Bao-xiang Lou (Pao-hsiang Lou), 3 Vols.
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8124604800 / 9788124604809; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Set of 3 vols. 025747

Price: 350.00 USD
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