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In tracing the artistic practices and devotional affiliations at Nako’s Gyapagpa Temple, this book elucidates the social history of a Buddhist temple in the Indian Himalaya. Such a microhistory deepens understandings of both art and devotion. More than simple representations of Buddhist devotional s...

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Published in: Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya p. 187
Main Author: MELISSA R. KERIN
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Indiana University Press 07-06-2015
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Summary: In tracing the artistic practices and devotional affiliations at Nako’s Gyapagpa Temple, this book elucidates the social history of a Buddhist temple in the Indian Himalaya. Such a microhistory deepens understandings of both art and devotion. More than simple representations of Buddhist devotional subject matter, these paintings in the Gyapagpa Temple are emblematic of the intricate web of polity, economy, and religion that connected the village of Nako to the neighboring political and religious centers of Ladakh to the north and West Tibet (Mnga’ ris [Ngari]) to the east. Addressing a neglected period and body of work, this book contributes