Cultural heritage of Burma
Burma over the centuries has been thoroughly exposed to the glorious richness of Indian cultural traditions in all their manifestatiosn, yet its culture has kept alive its distinctive entity, its indegenous character. Cultural Heritage of Burma is among the very few books to project a complete, integrated picture of the Burmese culture. The author interprets afresh a colossal descriptive data, including the relevant inscriptional material to reconstruct the history of Burma, from Ist century A.D. to 1500 A.D., highlifhting how different Burmese monarch of yore, coming under the irresistible spell fo Buddhism, created a network of monasteries, pagodas and temples to perpetuate the religion of the Buddha in this golden land.
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Political History of Burma
Social Life and Rural Economy
Buddhist Language and Literature of Burma
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11th century Alaungsithu Ananda temple Anawrahta ancient Arakan architecture artistic Asia avataras Bhikkhus Brahmanical brick brother Buddha building built Burmese Cambodia capital centre century A.D. Ceylon China Chinese corridor culture deity Duroiselle dynasty early figure G.H. Luce Garuda Glass Palace Chronicle hands Hindu History of Burma Hmawza Ibid influence inscriptions Irrawaddy Jataka JBRS Khmer kingdom kings of Pagan known Kyanzittha Kyaukse language Laos later legend Lord lotus lower Burma Mahayana Manuha Martaban mentioned monastery Mongol monks Mons Mrammas Nan-Chao Narapatisithu Narathihapate Narathu Nat-hlaung Kyaung niches Pagan period Pagoda paintings Pali Pegu Rangoon reign relief religion religious represented royal Sangha Sanskrit sculptures seated Shan Shin Arahan shrine Shwezigon Siam side Sinhalese Siva slab slaves south Indian Sriksetra stone stupas Tajaing tantric terraces texts Thai Thailand Thaton Theravada Buddhism throne tradition upper Burma village Visnu walls worship Yunnan