Thangkas are painted religious scrolls of Tibet. For Tibetans, a thangka is as sacred as an image whether in wood, stone or metal. There may be a shrine or a house where there is no image (sculptural) but one or more Thangkas as object of worship are always found.
In this book, an attempt has been made to bring to light through the museum collection, this glorious tradition of painting on cloth from the most impenetrable land Tibet.
The present work not only deals with the geographical features and the historical backdrop of Tibet but also discusses in detail the advent of Buddhism into Tibet.