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A Dictionary of Buddhist Literature and Literary Personalities

K Krishna Murthy (Author)
Synopsis The Buddhist literature is enormous and immeasurable and its literary Personalities are numerous. The mine of information couched there-in is astounding and fervent. The present book Dictionary of Buddhist Literature and Literary Personalities'claims in a sense an after piece to Prof. Dr. Krishna Murthy's research on diverse aspects of Buddhism. The splendid book remains an outcome of the result after a long spell of time, however, without laying any claim to its absolute completeness in view of the enormity of the subject. Prof. Krishna Murthy a dedicated scholar of Buddhism has prepared this Dictionary bringing the entire Buddhist literature and its literary Personalities well with in the compass of his study. The project is exhaustive, aspiring and considerable. Such a widely covered range of Buddhism is intended to divulge Kernal of Buddhist Literature and its literary personalities in its totality. In this direction, an endeavour has been for the first time on such a large and ambitious scale and the author with his indefatigable research and immaculate scholarship brings out this vast study verily in two major parts. The Part I embodies the entire Buddhist literature known to the Buddhist world. In Part II servant and galactic literary personalities who accredited the world of Buddhism are lavishly dealt with. Indubitably, this tome remains a standard and an authentic work on Buddhism for a long time to come. No student of Buddhist religion, philosophy, inconography and art can afford to miss this gainful work.
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About the author

K Krishna Murthy

Prof. Dr. K. Krishna Murthy, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., FRAS (London), a distinguished archaeologist, and art-historian was born IN 1930 IN Andhra Pradesh. He obtained (Hons.) and M.A. degree from the Andhra University, Waltair, and his Ph.D. and D.Litt. degrees from the Nagpur University, Nagpur. He was elected as fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, Ireland (FRAS) in 1972 and member of RAI and RAA in 1985. He was associated with the Archaeological Survey of India for complete 34 years. He was formerly a Professor of History and Indian Culture in Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashantinilayam and was its Dean, Faculty of Arts of Sometime. A Scholar of eminence and a prolific writer, he has authored about twenty books and hundreds of research papers in various journals of repute both in India and abroad. His devoted and unflinching love for Buddhism kept him tagged in to the excavation of the famous Buddhist site like Nagarjunakonda Salihundam, Kalingapatnam, Amaravati to mention a few. His specialization in Buddhism resulted in bringing out authentic works on various aspects of Buddhism on such as iconography, art, architecture, religious philosophy reflecting his wonted scholarship and sensitivity in the field. His forte has been the material Culture of Ancient India in its several epochs on which he has brought out a series of Excellent treatises. His deputation to Sri Lanka under Indo-Sri Lanka Cultural exchange programme in 1978 enriched his longings in Buddhistic studies in greater indepth.

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Title A Dictionary of Buddhist Literature and Literary Personalities
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067880
length ix+199p., 23cm.