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Power of Buddhism in Political Order

G K Pagare (Author) S D Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Weber's claim that Buddhism is an other worldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundance interest to do well on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of Buddhist kingship is also well-attested.

However, there has been little scholarly effort to integrate findings on the extent to which Buddhism interacted with political order in the classical land modern states of Theravada Asia into a wider, comparative study.
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About the author

S D Gupta

Prof. Shiv Dutt Gupta, MD, Ph. D., FAMS, Director at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, India.  Extensively involved in undertaking and participating in the research activities since the beginning of his professional career.  The research areas include epidemiologic studies, Programme Evluation, Operations Research, Implementation Alternative Health Care Delivery Models and testing interventions.  Most of these were supported by the national and the international organizations namely: Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of India, WHO, World Bank, UNFPA, UNICEF, KfW, USAID and DANIDA.

He is an accomplished researcher par excellence teacher and trainer has significant contribution in the area of health management.  Under his leadership the IIHMR started its management course for non medicos which was otherwise dominated by the medical fraternity.  The Institute has earned many national and international affiliation under his leadership.

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Bibliographic information

Title Power of Buddhism in Political Order
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178847159, 9788178847153
length 256p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.