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Buddhist India

 
T.W. Rhys Davids (Author)
Synopsis

Buddhist India portrays ancient India, during the period of Buddhist ascendancy, from the non-Brahmin point of view. This study is based on the literary, numismatic and inscriptional records, and throws light on points hitherto dark and even unsuspected.

This work is divided into sixteen chapters and presents a detailed account of the socio-economic, geo-political and ethico-religious conditions of the country. It describes at length the history of the kings, clans, nations vis-à-vis their role in the growth and spread of Buddhism. We get a clear perspective of the activities of Chandragupta, Asoka, and Kaniska - the principal characters in this performance. The Buddhist and kindred literature both in Pali and Sanskrit, with special reference to the Jatakas has been thoroughly exploited for this purpose.

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About the author

T.W. Rhys Davids

Thomas William Rhys Davids (1843 - 1922) was the foremost and most active exponent of the study of Pali and Buddhism in England. Rhys Davids studied Sanskrit at Breslau under Stenzler. In 1882 he was appointed as Professor of Pali in the University College, London. He was the founder - chairman, of the Pali Text Society (1881), through which he had published much of the basic texts and commentaries in Pali Buddhism, in about 25,000 pages. Rhys Davids played an active part in founding in 1902, the British Academy, and later of the School of Oriental Studies, London. He was also the president of the India Society from its inception in 1910 till his death in 1922.

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Bibliographic information

Title Buddhist India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1999
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121509106
length 347p., B/W Illustrations 55; Maps 1; 7.5" X 5.5"