Monograph of Sadeed Arif


Monograph of Sadeed Arif

Monograph of Sadeed Arif

24/03 2020



IICAS announces the release of the monograph of Sadeed Arif, "A Catalogue of Gandhāran Sculpture from Nimogrām (Swāt), A Buddhist Monastery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan".

IICAS announces the release of the monograph of Sadeed Arif, "A Catalogue of Gandhāran Sculpture from Nimogrām (Swāt), A Buddhist Monastery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan".
The Swāt Valley is situated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan. Due to its significant geographical location, the valley had important strategic links with the ancient caravan routes between the ancient China and the West. It is mentioned in the ancient Tibetan texts and is considered as a saint because it is the birthplace of Padmasambhava, the second Buddha and the true founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
There were several hundred Buddhist temples in the valley. In Swāt the artists worked hard with the help of Buddhist icon painters and created amazing stone works. The Buddhist art of Swāt is a true mirror of the moral and spiritual life of those who lived here many centuries ago.
The monograph includes two parts: a comprehensive study and a detailed sculpture catalogue. The publication is written in English.


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