Table of contents for Buddhist stupas in South Asia : recent archaeological, art-historical, and historical perspectives / edited by Akira Shimada, Jason Hawkes.


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SECTION I
THE 'DISCOVERY' OF BUDDHIST STOPAS
IN COLONIAL INDIA
1. The Archaeology of Stapas: Constructing Buddhist      3
Identity in the Colonial Period
Himanshu Prabha Ray
2. The Colonial History of Sculptures from the          20
Amaravati Stopa
Jennifer Howes
SECTION II
THE STUPA AND ITS RELIGIOUS MEANINGS
3. Relics of the Buddha: Body, Essence, Text            41
Michael Willis
4. The Power of Proximity: Creating and Venerating      51
Shrines in Indian Buddhist Narratives
Andy Rotman
5. Nature as Utopian Space on the Early Stapas of India  63
Robert L. Brown
SECTION III
THE STOPA IN CONTEXT
6. Narrative Sequences in the Buddhist Reliefs        83
from Gandhara
Kurt Behrendt
7. Shedding Skins: Naga Imagery and Layers of         94
Meaning in South Asian Buddhist Contexts
Robert DeCaroli
8. Stapas, Monasteries, and Relics in the Landscape:  114
Typological, Spatial, and Temporal Patterns in
the Sanchi Area
Julia Shaw
9. The Wider Archaeological Contexts of the          146
Buddhist Stupa Site of Bharhut
Jason Hawkes
SECTION IV
WIDER SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND
ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS
10. Buddhist Ideology and the Commercial             177
Ethos in Kusana India
Xinru Liu
11. The Urban Context of Early Buddhist              192
Monuments in South Asia
James Heitzman
12. Amaravati and Dhanyakataka: Topology of          216
Monastic Spaces in Ancient Indian Cities
Akira Shimada
13. Stfpa, Story, and Empire:                        235
Constructions of the Buddha Biography in
Early Post-AHokan India
Jonathan S. Walters
SECTION V
THE REVIVAL OF A TRADITION
14. Remembering the Amaravati Stipa:                  267
"The Revival of a Ruin
Catherine Becker
15. What Makes a StCpa? Quotations, Fragments,        288
and the Reinvention of Buddhist Stapas in
Contemporary India
Jinah Kim



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Stūpas South Asia History, Buddhist antiquities South Asia, Buddhist decoration and ornament South Asia