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Art and Identity: The Rise of a New Buddhist Imagery

Art and Identity: The Rise of a New Buddhist Imagery While Buddhism arose in India and was an important religion in the history of the subcontinent, its adherents at the time of Indian Independence in 1947 were few. Indeed, the faith at that time was practiced by only a small group of Tibetans located in the Himalayas. Yet by the efforts of an extraordinary individual, B. R. Ambedkar, the religion has experienced a remarkable upsurge in the last thirty-five years. The architecture and pictorial imagery adopted by this new Buddhist movement reveal a process by which ancient symbols have been reinterpreted and given meaning in a new and a different social context. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Art Journal Taylor & Francis

Art and Identity: The Rise of a New Buddhist Imagery

Art Journal , Volume 49 (4): 8 – Dec 1, 1990

Art and Identity: The Rise of a New Buddhist Imagery

Art Journal , Volume 49 (4): 8 – Dec 1, 1990

Abstract

While Buddhism arose in India and was an important religion in the history of the subcontinent, its adherents at the time of Indian Independence in 1947 were few. Indeed, the faith at that time was practiced by only a small group of Tibetans located in the Himalayas. Yet by the efforts of an extraordinary individual, B. R. Ambedkar, the religion has experienced a remarkable upsurge in the last thirty-five years. The architecture and pictorial imagery adopted by this new Buddhist movement reveal a process by which ancient symbols have been reinterpreted and given meaning in a new and a different social context.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright 1990 College Art Association of America, Inc.
ISSN
2325-5307
eISSN
0004-3249
DOI
10.1080/00043249.1990.10792725
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Abstract

While Buddhism arose in India and was an important religion in the history of the subcontinent, its adherents at the time of Indian Independence in 1947 were few. Indeed, the faith at that time was practiced by only a small group of Tibetans located in the Himalayas. Yet by the efforts of an extraordinary individual, B. R. Ambedkar, the religion has experienced a remarkable upsurge in the last thirty-five years. The architecture and pictorial imagery adopted by this new Buddhist movement reveal a process by which ancient symbols have been reinterpreted and given meaning in a new and a different social context.

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Art JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 1990

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