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Life in Ancient India: As Depicted in The Digha-Nikaya

Chittaranjan Patra (Author)

The Digha - Nikaya provides us with a pan-picture of the socio-economic as well as religious condition prevalent in ancient India at the time of its compilation. Though the aims and objects of the Suttantas of the Digha - Nikaya are not avowedly secular, the Suttantas depict society from an independent point of view, and give details, specially, of the darker phases of social life with the fullness and vairety that we generally miss in the sacred texts: Here in this book an attempt has been made to draw a picture of the caste and slavery system, marriage system, food and drinks, furniture and ulensils and amusements, games and sports, religious and economic condition of the people.

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About the author

Chittaranjan Patra

Dr. Chittaranjan Patra did his M.A. (Gold Medallist), Ph.D, B.Lib.Sc from Calcutta University. He is the recipient of Griffith Memorial Prize from the same Universoty for his book 'Present Buddhist Tribals and Viharas in West Bengal' He was engaged as a guest lecturer in the Department of languages (Pali), Calcutta University. Presently he is the Assistant Library & Information officer, of the Indian Museum, Kolkata. Dr. Patra has to his credit four books and number of articles on various aspects of buddhism, Library and Information Science published in various research journals in Indian and abroad. As a research he has attended and read his research papers in various seminars, conferences held in different parts of India. He is right now writtig a book titled 'Images of the Buddha in the collection of the Indian Museum'. The Indian Museum, in accordance with The Goverment of Indian deputed him to China for organizing an exhibitions on 'Buddhist Art in India.'

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Title Life in Ancient India: As Depicted in The Digha-Nikaya
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1996
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Punthi Pustak
Language: English
isbn 8185094934
length 237p., 10 B/W Plates; 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch