A Blessing for the Land: The Architecture, Art and History of a Buddhist Convent in Mustang, Nepal

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Title:A Blessing for the Land: The Architecture, Art and History of a Buddhist Convent in Mustang, Nepal

ISBN:9789937928823

Author:John Harrison
Christian Luczanits
Charles Ramble
Nyima Drandul

Publisher:Vajra Books/ Vajra Publications

Publish Year:2018

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Nepal | Architecture / Interior / Furniture | Coffee Table Books

Language:English

Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs, Acknowledgments, Notes and Works Cited.

Pages:143

Size:220 x 270 mm

Weight(gms):765

Price:USD 40.00

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  • In Nepal's Mustang District, on the right bank of the Kali Gandaki river facing the large settlement of Tshug (Chusang), is a low hill known as Gönpa Gang, the "convent ridge." Standing on the ridge are the remains of a Buddhist site, Künzang Chöling. Until recently, nothing was known about the building beyond the fact that it had once been a nunnery, and it is hard now to imagine that a local ruler in the 17th century, awed by its majestic proportions and its exquisite paintings, exclaimed that it was "the jewel in the crown of the realm." This book brings to light a forgotten gem of Nepal's architectural and artistic heritage, while the archives of the community offer a window onto the lives of the lama who built it "as a blessing for the land," and of the nuns for whom it was a centre of spiritual activity for almost three centuries.

    John Harrison

    Christian Luczanits

    Charles Ramble

    Nyima Drandul

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