Banteay Chhmar

by Peter D. Sharrock & Claude Jacques & Swati Chemburkar & John Sanday & Paisarn Piemmettawat

Banteay Chhmar Sharrock

Type: paperback

Publisher: River Books (with Global Heritage Fund)

Published: 2015

Authors: Peter D. Sharrock, Claude Jacques, Swati Chemburkar, John Sanday & Paisarn Piemmettawat

Pages: 200

ISBN: 9786167339207

Language : English

About the Authors


Peter D. Sharrock

A Reuters newsreel agency correspondent during the American war waged in Indochina during the 1960s-1970s, Peter D. Sharrock, PhD, teaches at SOAS/University of London.

He has been studying the spread of Buddhism (and Tantric Buddhism) across Maritime Asia as it is visible in the art and architecture of Cambodia, Vietnam and Java from 800 to 1400 CE.

Peter Sharrock’s writings include Vibrancy in Stone: Masterpieces of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (2018), Banteay Chhmar: Garrison-temple of the Khmer Empire (2015) and (with Vu Hong Lien) Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger: a History of Vietnam (2014).


Claude Jacques

Claude Jacques (1929-2018) was the head of EPHE (IVe section), and special counselor for Angkor with UNESCO. Epigraphist and researcher, he has been an indefatigable force in the recognition of Angkor monuments as part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

King Norodom Sihamoni recognized his contribution by awarding him the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sahametri in June 2017.

See "Monsieur Angkor", a bio profile by Aedeen Cremin in Mekong Review here.

Claude-Jacques-Elsie-Herberstein.jpg#asset:4005Watercolor Portrait by Elsie Herberstein for The Mekong Review
Swati Chemburkar

Swati Chemburkar

Course Director at Benaras Hindu University, Mumbai, Swati Chemburkar studies the interconnection between Khmer arts and Indian civilization.

An architect and historian, she teaches Southeast Asia art history at the Jnanapravaha Institute in Mumbai. Swati Chemburkar has done several field researches in Cambodia, in particular at Banteay Chhmar.


with photographer Paisarn Piemmettawat in Banteay Chhmar (from Banteay Chhmar, Peter D. Sharrock Editor, 2015)


John Sanday

British architect and conservationist John Sanday has been associated to many Global Heritage Fund projects, especially in Nepal and Cambodia.

He became Asia Field Director for the GHF in 2007.

Paisarn Piemmettawat

Paisarn Piemmettawat

Photographer Paisarn Piemmettawat has contributed to numerous books on Southeast Asian art and history, including Cambodia. He is currently Managing Director of River Books Publishing, Bangkok, Thailand.