By S. Hussain Zaidi

At the afternoon of 12 March 1993, a chain of explosions lower a swathe of terror and destruction via Bombay. The toll: 257 killed or lacking, 713 injured, and a urban in a shambles.

In Black Friday, S. Hussain Zaidi takes us into the center of the conspiracy which spanned a number of nations and the big research that ensued. A manufactured from 4 years of meticulous examine, the publication supplies chilling insights into the felony brain, via interviews with shut affiliates of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, between others. The characters we meet are compelling: the terrorists, the corrupt legislation enforcement brokers who abetted the plot, the investigators who might cease at not anything, and, primarily, the folk of Bombay of whose resilient spirit this publication is a celebration.

Riveting and incisive, Black Friday unearths the real dimensions of a bad tragedy which shook the country.

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5 A Japanese pagoda, Nikko Toshogu Shrine How does one explain different architectural styles of the stupas? Does the stupa vary with the type of Buddhism: Hinayana, and Vajrayana? Do they represent different styles 54 of architecture? It is plausible that the form of stupa is determined by the type of Buddhism it represents. However, it is equally likely that they also represent different functions and styles of architecture. Viharas. Initially, viharas were simple monastic establishments for accommodating monks who were expected to live a celibate life.

The Buddhist chaitya-hall in Karle (Maharashtra), converted into a temple, represents Buddhist sculpture in Western India. It contains a statue of Buddha flanked by the Bodhisattvas Avalaokitesvara and Maitreya. The Buddha images discovered in Sarnath, for example, a statue of the preaching Buddha with ornamental halo around Buddha’s head is its main feature. Metal statues and statuettes of Buddha, for example, the colossal copper image of Buddha from Sultanganj in the Birmingham Museum in the UK.

43) concludes that ‘the idea of such memorial columns is, of course, not Indian, but is yet another derivation from the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia’. Even if we accept the existence of foreign influence in the Ashoka pillars, they were intended to convey an entirely Indian Buddhist message of peace. 45). Of all the Buddhist monuments built by Ashoka, the following may be cited as the most important: the Sarnath stupa (Dhamekh); the Sanchi stupa I; and the Bodhgaya temple. These are discussed in subsequent chapters.

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