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Dictionary of Pali: Sanskrit-Hindi-English

 
Yogendra Singh (Author)
Synopsis As the teachings of the Buddha and the main Buddhist literature in original, as well as in translation, are contained mainly in Pali and Sanskrit languages, apart from Tibetan and Chinese as well, knowledge of Pali and Sanskrit is always essential to study the core of Buddhism -- its basic teachings -- and understand its basic concepts and perceptions. This voluminous edition has been offered in order to aid in the knowledge of the Pali and Sanskrit languages. Simple to comprehend and laying stress on clarity of meaning, the dictionary presents the Pali word at the beginning of each entry and gives its synonym in Sanskrit within bracket. It then proceeds to furnish the meaning of the word in both Hindi and English. The attempt is to make the dictionary useful to learners of the language and as a guide to those who are researching Buddhist works.

The book is meant to be a study companion to students and scholars of Buddhist Studies. It will be an indispensable aid to the readers and researchers of Pali Canons and works based on Pali and Sanskrit languages.
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About the author

Yogendra Singh

Yogendra Singh, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social System, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also its founder. He has occupied senior academic and administrative positions at various universities. He has been member of the research advisory committee of the Planning Commission and the ICSSR and also convenor of the UGC national panel on sociology. He has also been the President of Indian Sociological Society. He had lectured at several universities abroad and has done fieldwork in South Asian countries. He is the recipient of several awards for this contributions to sociology and social anthropology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dictionary of Pali: Sanskrit-Hindi-English
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English, Sanskrit, Hindi
isbn 8124605246, 9788124605240
length ix+645p., 23cm.