Malaysia: Oxford University Press, USA, 1994. Stock ID #164810
Endpaper maps, black and white and colour illustrations, 88pp, bibliography, a little shelfworn but still a good hardback copy, prior owner's signature front free endpaper. 14.5 x 20 cm. Sacred to Thai Buddhists and housed in one of Thailand's most magnificent temples, the Emerald Buddha has been a part of Bangkok since shortly after the city's birth as a capital in 1782. Yet its origins are centuries earlier. Behind the tranquil repose of the Emerald Buddha in the Chapel Royal is a tale of the human struggle for power and human veneration of the divine, an adventure spanning at least half a millennium. Narula chronicles the famous image's legendary odyssey from mystical roots in India, to Sri Lanka and beyond, before following its sojourns in various sites in Thailand and Laos. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164810).
Price: $40.00 AU