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The Kalacakra Tantra, Vol.1, Translation, Annotation and Commentary

Niraj Kumar (Author)

Contents: Foreword/Swami Paranand Tirth. Preface. General Introduction: The Final Phase of Indic Buddhism. 1. Linguistics and Cosmography. 2. Calendar and Planetary Computations. 3. Omenology and Machines. 4. Kalk Section. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.


The Kalacakra Tantra was the last major Tantrik text written in India before the decline of Buddhism. The book has left indelible influence over different regions of Asia in last thousand years of its journey. Apart from the Vimalprabha commentary composed during the mid-11th century, there is no verse by verse commentary available to the general reader. Kumar has attempted translation of the full text from Sanskrit original and has also contributed a new detailed commentary. This book locates mysterious Sambhala and Oddiyana. The book further delves into the chronology of legendary Kalki kings.

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Niraj Kumar

Dr. Niraj Kumar (b. 1952) holds a doctorate in Business Administration. Having a brilliant record with merit scholarships and gold medals, he has been honoured with the Vice Chancellor's Testimonial of being one of the finest students on the rolls of the Lucknow University. He was an U.G.C. Research Fellow and was on the teaching faculty of Banaras Hindu University in the area of Commerce and Management Studies. Besides varied experience in journalism, he is a regular contributor to research and professional journals on Management, with specialisation in Behavioural Science. Personal Management and Labour Relations. He is a management consultant to a number of national and international organisations. He has widely travelled abroad number of times as a management consultant and has presented number of papers in various technical sessions, besides conducting Management Development Programme. Several books are to his credit, out of which, Communication in Indian Industires, A Genesis of Behavioural Science, Peoples Paradise in the East has the credit of being the first book on the subject by an Indian author. His forthcoming publications are: Dictionary of Management, Marketing Communications: Theory and Practice and Managerial Interface. Presently, he is a senior faculty member of Department of Business Administration, University of Lucknow and Director of its B.B.A. Programme and Coordinator of M.B.A. Three-year Programme.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Kalacakra Tantra, Vol.1, Translation, Annotation and Commentary
Author Niraj Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.06.2022
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D.K. Printworld
Language: English
isbn 812461069X, 9788124610695
length xxxiv+651p., 110 b/w Illus., 3 Colour Plates., Appendices, Gloss., Bib., Index, 25cm.