Jewels, Jewelry, and Other Shiny Things in the Buddhist Imaginary. Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2021. 380 pages. $72.00 (hardcover). ISBN 9780824887858.
Jewels, Jewelry, and Other Shiny Things in the Buddhist Imaginary is an edited collection of essays that, as described by its editor Vanessa R. Sasson, explores the category of jewels, broadly conceived, in a tradition all too often characterized by austerity. This book includes twelve essays on topics from South Asian, Newar, Tibetan, and East Asian Buddhism, covering a period of more than two millennia and drawing on both literary texts and material culture.