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The Tree-Thrones of The Buddhas

 
Asha Das (Author)
Synopsis

The Tree-Thrones of the Buddhas’ unfolds a definite need, as up till now there has been no comprehensive study dealing with the Bodhi Trees of India. The Bodhi Tree lingers through centuries only to remind the humanity for all time to come the road to Freedom (Nirvana). In this fascinating book Dr.Das traces how trees led the Buddha to enlightenment from the encircling gloom. One wonders whether it was due to the hallowed presence of the Buddhas that the trees became sacred or whether the sacred trees were catalysts in bringing about the consummation of Buddha’s Enlightenment.

The identification of Bodhi-trees has now been made easy by the special key devised by her. So the reader will find it much simpler to use this key than the standard classification tables use in different books.

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About the author

Asha Das

Dr. Asha Das, M.A., Ph.D., Griffith Memorial Prize Winner (C.U.) is the Rtd. Reader and Head of the Department of Pali, Calcutta University was born in a renowned family of Chittagong (undivided India) which took active part in the Freedom Movement of India. She is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities in the field of Indology. She has made immense contribution in this field with her versatile genius and learning. She has several books and research papers to her credit. She is also a translator of original Pali and Sanskrit books. Her books are variously prescribed by the Universities for their Post Graduate and research courses. The present book has added an emblem of distinction to her field of research related to the Buddhist art and iconography.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Tree-Thrones of The Buddhas
Author Asha Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2003
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Balaram Prakasani
Language: English
length 214p., 30 Colour Illustrations; 8.9 inch X 5.7 inch