he Illustrated Life of the Buddha, illustrations by B.G. Sharma and text by Ranchor Prime. Siddhartha was born as a Hindu prince in India in the 5th century BCE, and fled royal luxury to live as a wandering monk. His life story is told here, based upon classical sources of ancient India, illustrated with over sixty exquisite colorful paintings. The peaceful coexistence of Buddhists and Hindus in Asia for 2,500 years is a commendable examble for a world threatened by intolerance.