Overview for Sanskrit-Tibetan Dictionary: Being the Reverse of the 19 Volumes of the Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary
The Sanskrit-Tibetan Dictionary is the first lexicographical work to provide the Tibetan equivalents or correspondences of Buddhist Sanskrit words, technical terms, and phrases. It is the reverse of the 19 volumes of the Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary. It has 70,000 vocabulary entries in densely printed 758 three-column pages. It includes words and compounds from sutras, from Avatamsaka texts (like the Dasa-bhumika, Bhadracari, Bhadrakalpika), from the Prajnaparamita treatises (like Abhisamay-alankara, Ratna-guna-sancaya-gatha), from Vinaya discipline, from laundatory hymns, from Tantras, (Like Hevajra, Kalacakra), from lexicons (Mahavyutpatti, Amarakosa), terms of poetics from the Kavyadarsa, from the drama Nagananda, from Kavyas (like Megha-duta, Buddha-carita, Avadana-kalpalata of ksemendra), from manuals of logic (Nyaya-bindu, Nyaya-pravesa, Hetu-tattv-opadesa), technical terms of medicine from the Astanga-hrdaya-samhita, and the names of Buddhist deities in various Tibetan and Mongolian xylographic albums. It covers the immense literary, philosophical, cosmological, religious, poetic, dramatic, logical and medical terminology of the Buddhist evolution over thirteen centuries in Tibet, Mongolia, Kalmykia and Buryatia. The entire gamut of Buddhist thought and practice, are and meditation, scholastic and literary development is covered by this Dictionary in a comprehensive manner. It is a work that should be on the desk of every scholar of Buddhism. A sine qua non for Buddhology in all its incarnations.
Lokesh Chandra (Author)
Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions. Among them are classics like his Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the present Dictionary of Buddhist Art in about 20 volumes. Prof. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been a Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.