How was Buddha’s presence shown through symbols? Give some examples.
Name the sources through which we know about Buddha and his teachings.
Why are Buddhist stupas said to be ‘stories on stone’?
Describe the teachings of the Buddha.
Describe briefly the early stupas at Sanchi and Bharhut.
‘Many rituals, religious beliefs and practices were not recorded in a permanently visible form as monuments, sculptures or paintings’. Examine the statement.
Describe how the Buddha’s teachings have been reconstructed from the stories of Sutta Pitaka.
How did Sutta Pitaka reconstruct the philosophy of Buddhism? Write in short about Buddhist Tipitaka.
Discuss how and why were the stupas built.
Explain the structural and sculptural features of the Sanchi stupa.
Discuss the development in sculpture and architecture associated with the rise of Vaishnavism and Shaivism.