Resources for research into Jain Prakrit and Buddhist murals

Please visit the following web pages for more details on

1. Three Prakrit manuscripts (from the Jain canonical scriptures) EN

2. Editions and translations from the Āvaśyaka literature [forthcoming]

3. Buddhistische Klostermalerei in Sri Lanka (A survey on Buddhist murals in Sri Lanka) GE

4. Malereien im Kloster von Ranvella: Das Ummagga-Jataka (Murals at the Ranvella Vihara in Kataluva, Sri Lanka) GE

5. Wort und Bild: Vessantara-Malereien in Sri Lanka (Script and Image: Murals depicting the Vessantara-Jataka) GE

6. Identifizierung einer Malerei im Kloster von Telikada: Die Besänftigung des Āḷavaka (A 19th century mural of the Āḷavaka story in Sri Lanka) GE

7. Photographs: Murals and Statues in Sri Lankan Temples EN

 

 

Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch
Munich, Germany/Galle, Sri Lanka

 

 

Publications on Indological subjects:

• Asketen und Askese (tapas) in ausgewählten Episoden des Mahābhārata. München 1980 [unveröffentlichte Magisterarbeit].

• Die Namaskāra-Vyākhyā der Āvaśyaka-Tradition. München 1990 [unveröffentlichte Dissertation].

• Udayana and Vāsavadattā according to the Āvaśyaka-tradition. In: Indologica Taurinensia XXI-XXII. Torino 1997, 183-196. PDF 235kb

(Tags: Āvaśyaka-cūrṇi, Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī)

• Subhūma in den Jaina-Versionen der Paraśurāma-Erzählung. In: Berliner Indologische Studien 11/12. Reinbek 1998, 123-158. PDF 259kb

(Tags: Āvaśyaka-cūrṇi, Vasudevahiṇḍi, Subhūma, Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī)

• Poyaya. In: Indo-Iranian Journal 41. Leiden 1998, 155-156.

(Tags: Āvaśyaka-cūrṇi, Vasudevahiṇḍi, Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī)

• Āvaśyaka-tales from the Namaskāra-Vyākhyā. In: Indologica Taurinensia XVII-XVIII. Torino 2000, 221-273. PDF 485kb

(Tags: Āvaśyaka-cūrṇi, Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī)

• On the interrelation of certain Prakrit sources. In: Indologica Taurinensia XXXV. Torino 2009, 275-286. PDF 248kb

(Tags: Āvaśyaka-cūrṇi, Vasudevahiṇḍi, Samarāditya Kathā, Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī)

• Das Pañcāvudha-Jātaka in der Tempelmalerei von Sri Lanka. In: Eli Franco and Monika Zin (eds.), From Turfan to Ajanta. Festschrift for Dieter Schlingloff on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. Lumbini 2010, Vol. 1, 527-534. PDF 568kb

(Tags: Buddhist murals, pañcāyudha charm, pāramitā)

Book Reviews:

• Adelheid Mette, Indische Kulturstiftungsberichte und ihr Verhältnis zur Zeitaltersage. München 1998 [unveröffentlicht]. PDF 110kb

• Nalini Balbir, Āvaśyaka-Studien. Introduction générale et traductions. In: ZDMG 150. Mainz 2000, 365-380. PDF 2466kb

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