'The author takes us on a wondrous journey...Addressed to the general public by an expert, this book is well illustrated with maps, plans and photographs.' - "The Mail". Built over a period of 1400 years, from 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD, ...
the Buddhist monuments at Sanchi, are visited by thousands of tourists every year. Apart from the impressive stupas, this World Heritage site includes magnificent carved gateways, a famous Ashokan pillar, and various monasteries and temples. Written by an acknowledged expert on the subject, this book provides a succinct overview of Sanchi's historical background, also tracing the life and works of the Buddha and the evolution of his religion. Highlighting the architectural and artistic significance of various features of the monuments, the author takes the reader on a tour of the site. Detailed site information is also complemented by numerous layout plans, maps, and photographs. General readers and informed tourists interested in India's most famous Buddhist monuments will find this book both fascinating and useful. It will also interest students of history, cultural studies, arts and architecture.