Nalanda: Situating the Great Monastery

By: Frederick M. Asher

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From its inception, circa the 5th century ce, mahavihara or great monastery of Nalanda attracted monks from China, Korea and Tibet perhaps other distant places. Their written accounts, along with the records from the site provide considerable data, critically studied and contextualized in this volume. This book sees the ancient mahavihara as a dynamic and ever-evolving complex rather than an institution that was static during the millennium it was active as a Buddhist monastery. The site was much larger than the present excavated area, a notion also suggested recently by remote sensing. The volume raises questions that help visualize a living, vital Nalanda that was part of a dynamic group of monasteries in close proximity in the Magadha region. Printed Pages: 140 with 130 illustrations.

Title: Nalanda: Situating the Great Monastery

Author Name: Frederick M. Asher

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: Mumbai, The Marg Foundation: 2015

ISBN: 9789383243075

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200007

Keywords: Nalanda: Situating the Great Monastery Frederick M. Asher