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Buddhist Studies: Memoirs of a Civil Servant

D C Ahir (Author)

This book highlights the role of a Civil Servant, D.C. Ahir, a renowned Buddhist scholar and Author, who has made a very significant contribution to Buddhist Studies. He retired as Director to the Government of India in 1986, and since then he is fully engaged in enriching literature by unravelling the glourious past and romantic revival of Buddhism in India. Having published more than 50 books on Buddhism and allied subjects to his credit, his role is indeed unique.

The first three chapters of this book are autobiographical. The first chapter covers his Service Period (1945-1986) as Government Officer as well as Buddhist Activist and Scholar. In the second chapter are listed all his writings after retirement. His other Buddhist activities during the same period are given in the third chapter. The last three chapters sum up what others say about his innovative ideas and original research works by way of Reviews of his books, through personal letters, and through Awards and Honours.

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About the author

D C Ahir

D.C. Ahir (born 1928, Punjab) is a reputed scholar of Buddhist studies, and has made notable contribution to the history of Buddhism during the last 42 years. He retired as Director to the Government of India in February 1986, and since then is fully engaged in enriching literature. He already has more than forty published works to his credit, besides numerous articles on Buddhism. In appreciation of his noble and notable contribution to the Buddhist Literature as a Distinguished Scholarand Author, the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Sarnath conferred on him on 30 November 2001 the Honorary Title of Buddha Sahitya Shiromani.

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Bibliographic information

Title Buddhist Studies: Memoirs of a Civil Servant
Author D C Ahir
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.08.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9380852150, 9789380852157
length 143p., Col. Illustrations; 23cm.