Also Available: 'Buddhist Painting in Cambodia' ISBN: 9789749863527 GBP40.00
Vittorio Roveda is Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies and is one of the world's pre-eminent scholars on the Khmer civilisation. He is the author of many books and academic papers, including 'Khmer Mythology, Images of the Gods' and 'Sacred Angkor'. In 2002 his interest in the Buddhist mural paintings in monasteries grew and this culminated in the award-winning book 'Buddhist Painting of Cambodia'. Sothon Yem was born in Cambodia and studied in Bangkok. He has been research assistant to Dr Roveda for 8 years. As well as acting as translator and conducting his own interviews and research with monks in Cambodia, Sothon has also translated many Khmer texts to English including a popular version of the Jataka Tales.