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The Ancestral Stupas of the Shwedagon Pagoda by U Win Maung

The Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon is the unique landmark Pagoda of the country of Myanmar. This paper tries to present the evolution of the Stupa types from the very earlier time in India to the Gupta period (3rd-7th century A.D.) through Maurya, Sunga, Gandhara and Andhra dynasties, from the North-west frontier to the south of India; and then it continues to the evolution in early Myanmar

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Title: The Ancestral Stupas of the Shwedagon Pagoda

Author: U Win Maung

Blurb: The Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon is the unique landmark Pagoda of the country of Myanmar. This paper tries to present the evolution of the Stupa types from the very earlier time in India to the Gupta period (3rd-7th century A.D.) through Maurya, Sunga, Gandhara and Andhra dynasties, from the North-west frontier to the south of India; and then it continues to the evolution in early Myanmar

Pages: 21

Year of Publication: 2010

Permission: This e-book is made available under the licence of Creative Commons.

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Notes:Contains colour photos Contains illustrationsPresentation given at International Buddhist Conference 2010

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