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Bodhisiri: A Festschrift to Annapareddy Venkateswara Reddy (Buddhaghoshudu)

P. Chenna Reddy (Editor) E. Siva Nagi Reddy (Editor)

Bodhisiri: A Festschrift to Annapareddy Venkatesvara Reddy (Buddhaghoshudu) contains valuable articles on the Buddha, Buddhism, Buddhist sites, monuments, Art, Architecture, language Literature and Philosophy, thus reflecting multiplicity of thoughts of more scholars, eminent personalities in their fields of specialisation. These articles in other way serve as garland of flower to decor Sri Annapareddy Venkatesvara Reddy; a great scholar in Buddhist studies as far as the Telugu people are concerned. There are more than 50 articles shedding height on the history of Buddhism in Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Malabar and Konkan coast, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, Assam and Tamilnadu, Philosophers like Buddhaghosha, sites like Sanchi, Nalanda and scholars of art like the Amaravati and Mathena certain aspects on the phases of Buddhism viz., Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana also find place in the book. Apart from the above themes which emanate the illuminons rays of Prajna: Wisdoms and hence the title Bodhisiri is justified by the bunch of articles on Buddha and mind, a few articles portray the personality of Sri Venkatesvara Reddy its plurality. This Volume will prove indispensable to scholars and students of Indian history, and book will be useful addition to all libraries interested in the Buddhist studies in India, Sout East Asian Countries and also to a general reader.

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About the author

P. Chenna Reddy

Dr. Pedarapu Chenna Reddy (Born in 1959) got his Post Graduate Degree (1984) from S.K. University, Aanantapur, M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1988) and P.G. Diploma in Epigraphy (1988) from S.V. University, Tirupati and P.G. Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management (2001) from Andhra University, Waltair. His book Guilds in Medieval Andhra Desa was widely acclaimed by the academicians and students alike. Dr. Reddy has to his credit more than 42 research papers on various aspects of ancient, medieval and modern history published in National and International Journals, Felicitation and Commemorative volumes. He is the life member of Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress, A.P. History Congress, Epigraphical Society of India, Numismatic Society of South India, Andhra Pradesh Janapada Sahitya Samiti, Piligrimage Society of India, Folklore Society of South Indian Languages, Ropckart Society of India, world Telugu Federation etc. He has attended the annual sessions of these and various other professional bodies and presented research Indian History Congress and presently Joint Secretary of South Indian History Congress & A.P. History Congress. He was the district Chariman and President of Lions Club International (324 D3), Vice-President Indian Red Cross Society, Srisailam. 17 M. Phil's, and 2 Ph.D. Degrees were awarded under his guidance and 5 Ph.D’s are in advanced stage of completion. He is an active Social and academic worker and is instrumental in establishing in Government Degree College and Dr. Ambedkar Open University Study Centre in the Srisailam Project for the poor, dalilt and tribal people. He received several felicitations, and awards such as Global Telugus Glory award (1995); Sahiti Sarswati Siripi anjaneyulu State award (1999); Best Teacher Award by Bandaru Sarojini Devi Memorial Foundation (2000). Moreover, his Bio-data was published in Who is who in the world and V.I.P.'s of A.P. International (1995-96).

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Title Bodhisiri: A Festschrift to Annapareddy Venkateswara Reddy (Buddhaghoshudu)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2014
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189131753
length xxi+345p., Illustrations; Some Colour; Maps; 29cm.