||Lama, G K
||xiv+326p, b/w illus., bib, ind, 29 cm.
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About the Book:
Oliver Wild, writing about the Silk Route, remarks that the most significant
commodity carried along this route was not silk, but religion. The countries
laying on the Silk Route and how this route had contributed to propagate Buddhism
in those countries are the theme of this book. The present book gives detailed
and current information of the history of the Silk Route and also throws light
on those countries where Buddhism reached through this Route.
The idea of the Silk Road has long transcended such narrow
interpretations. Over the past thirty-odd years, countless articles, books,
and museum exhibitions in almost every corner of the world have emphasized the
movement of objects (silk being only one among many kinds of goods), people
(on their own volition and as slaves), animals, ideas (e.g. religions), technological
knowledge, languages, and even pathogens and genes.
It dedicated to throw light on the Silk Route and the existence
of Maitreya cult on this route. It deals with status of Buddhism in China, Buddhist
literature and art and architecture while attention was made on Central Asian
Buddhism. The book also throws light on the origin and development of Buddhism
in Afghanistan, Tibet, Kashmir and its contribution to propagate Buddhism in
China and Tibet. Lastly, discusses the status of Buddhism in Assam and Myanmar
The information given in the book is fully supported by maps,
figures, tables and illustrations. Hope, the book will be beneficial for those
knowledge-seekers who are interested in Buddhism and the Silk Route.