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Studies in Buddhism

K Krishna Murthy (Author)
Synopsis The present book embodies selective in depth research papers of Dr. Krishna Murthy diversifying various aspects of the subject, written with wonted scholarship and sensitivity. Dr. Krishna Murthy has admirably discussed in this book many intricate and fascinating topics of varied interests. He has brilliantly examined nerve topics like quintessence of Buddhism, the Buddhist pathway to perfection etc. The exhilarating topics like Buddhist ideologies transmuted in stupa, the cult of the bodily relics of the Buddha, the wheel symbolism, the Buddhist architecture exemplified in this book, reflect the indefatigable research of the author. The topics like Pan-Asiatic expansion of Buddhism in Burma, Tibetan and Chinese and Japanese Buddhist, art and architecture mark the culmination of the indepth study of the author. The chapter on the Buddhist Pali and Sanskrit and Tamil sources brings home the author's immaculate comprehension and logical presentation of Indian Buddhism in its total personality. This volume is the outcome of Dr. Krishna Murthy's three and a half dicades of research. This book is bound to be an authoritative, major indological tome for the lovers of Indology.
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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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Bibliographic information

Title Studies in Buddhism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067988
length viii+243p., References; Bibliography; 26cm.