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Buddhist Studies: A Prospective Dimension

 
Sanjib Kumar Das (Editor)
Synopsis

The twenty-five papers presented at an international seminar organised by the Centre for Buddhist studies, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan deal with contemporary topics in Buddhist studies. The papers in English, Hindi and Tibetan delve into Buddhism in Bangladesh, Buddhist meditation in the twenty-first century and Nikaya Buddhism in South-east Asia. They look into the scope of Pali and Buddhist Studies in Bangladesh, Ceylon and India and reception of Buddhism and prospect and scope of Buddhist studies with reference to India, France, Canada, USA and other places. Referring to seminar publications, scholarly works and journals of societies/institutes like Pali Text Society Translation, London and including contributions of scholars like Prof. P. C. Bagchi to Buddhist studies, they focus on Buddhist literature in North-eastern states as well to analyse the problems and issues before the Buddhist samgha.

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Sanjib Kumar Das

Born in a middle class family in West Bengal. Dr. Sanjib Kumar Das was educated at Chandpara Primary School (Amtala) and then in Gobardanga Khantura High School. Meanwhile, due to some family problems, he fled away from his home and worked as a waiter in several hostels and sweet shops for about two years in Kolkata. Later, he went to Darjeeling and took shelter in a Buddhist Monastery where he also worked as a helper of mason for about a year. Here, an auspicious co-incidence came upon in his life. On account of the kindness of the Thupten Sanga Choeling Monastery, he was admitted in its branch school where he studied upto standard VII. Sunsequently, he was sent to Varanasi in 1989 in order to get admission in the then CIHTS (present CUTS), Sarnath for higher studies. Getting admission. he obtained M.A., pursuing upon Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Language and other prescribed subjects. In 1998, he was awarded with the Kashi Naresh Gold Medal for being the best student og 1998. After completing M.A., he started doing his Ph.D. which he completed in 2002. In 1999, he was invited as a Translator from Tibetan into English to Taiwan where he stayed for about five months. In 2002, he got a temporary job in the Translation Department in CIHTS. Sarnth and simultaneously a permanent in CIBS, Leh where he worked for about six years. In 2008, he got a new job in Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan where he is working now on the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies and Guest Lecturer in the Department of Buddhist Studies, Calcutta University. Dr. Das translated, edited, restored, co,piled and composed serveral books which have been published by different universitied and institutions in India. Apart from translation, compilation, restoration and editing work, Dr. Das attended numbers of Local, National and International seminars, and presented papers which have also been published.

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Title Buddhist Studies: A Prospective Dimension
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.07.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380852546
length x+270p., 24cm.