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The Buddhist Annals and Chronicles of South-East Asia

Kanai Lal Hazra (Author)

The annals and chronicles are Important for a study of political, religious, cultural and literary history of a country. This book Introduces to the readers for the first time a new picture in the field of annals and chronicles. It gives, not only, the history and the development of the Buddhist annals and chronicles of South-East Asia but it also refers to the important role played by the chronicles in the field of Pali and Singhalese literature in Ceylon. Fortunately, this is a first attempt, to give a connected account of the Buddhist annals and chronicles of South and South-East Asia, on the basis of all available sources. The book should be found useful to readers interested in the religious and cultural history of South and South-East Asia.

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About the author

Kanai Lal Hazra

Dr. Kanai Lal Hazra is Reader and Head of the Department of Pali at the University of Calcutta. He obtained his M.A. and L.L.B., and Diploma in French Language fromthe University of Calcutta. He had his Ph.D. degree at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is the Author of a number of papers poblished inthe noted journals and periodicals in English and Bengali. He is widely recognised as one of the leading authorities inthe field of Buddhism. He is also a well-known author of South-East Asian History, Religion and culture. He has severla books to his credit. His published works are: History of Theravada Buddhism in south-East Asia: The Buddhist Annals and Chronicles of South East Asia: Buddhism in India as described by the Chinese Pilgrims; and The Rise and Decline of Buddhism in India. At present he is one of the most influential thinkers of Buddhist History in India.

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Title The Buddhist Annals and Chronicles of South-East Asia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121500117
length 132p., 6.0" x 7.6"