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Buddhist India

T.W. Rhys Davids (Author)
Synopsis This book speaks about Buddhism, its inception and development.  It deals mainly with how and under whose reign Buddhism became popular in towns and villages. Social grades have also been discussed in details.  An attempt to reconstruct a picture of the economic conditions of that time has also been made.  The writings of the Buddha's conversational discourses on the Silas, the development of the writing such as writing on copper plates, etc.  were also given emphasis.  Language and Literature, like Pali books, Nikayas, the Jataka books, Vinaya have also been discussed.  The religion and the position of the Brahmins were also find proper place in the book.  And, Buddhism under Chandragupta, Asoka and Kanishka give proper place in the book.  instead of principles of Buddhism, development of its with different circumstances and fulfil the purpose very well.
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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: 06.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180901607
length x+222p., Index; 24cm.