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Buddhism dates back to the 6th century BC and was founded by a prince, Siddhartha Gautama, who was later given the name of Buddha. The V&A holds one of the most important Asian collections in the UK containing Central, South, South East and East Asian Buddhist sculptures and paintings.

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Indian Temple Sculpture

Indian Temple Sculpture

This innovative book, illustrated with the V&A's unrivalled collection of South-Asian sculpture, looks at Indian temple sculpture in context, as a…

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Event - Book Launch: The Golden Lands by Vikram Lall

Mon 01 September 2014 15:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Hear the author Vikram Lall, speak about the Architecture of the Buddhist World and the process of researching the sites covered in the book series. Golden Lands is the first ever book series focusing solely on the architecture of Buddhism, exploring historical and modern sites across the world.

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