96p., 58 Col. Plts., 23x30 cm. (First pub. in 1997) (Printed on Art Paper)
CONTENTS:- The Buddha of Past, Philosophy and Teachings, Order and Practices, Art and Iconography, Buddhism beyond Indian Borders.
Somewhere in the territorial tangle that is present-day Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal, more than 2,000 years ago, a prophetic birth: the birth of the Buddha took place. The personal story of the Buddha, the import of Buddhist philosophy and Buddhism's spread beyond India are intermingled with splendid visuals of Buddhist art through the ages.