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The Glimpses of Pali Literature (Gandhavamsa)

Asha Das (Author)
Synopsis The work "The Glimpses of Pali Literature" presents for the first time a critical study and translation of the Gandhavamsa or "Book History" of Nandapanna of Burma. This forest dwelling Bhikkhu gives a brief history of the Canonical and non-Canonical books written in Sri Lanka and India (including further India) in his Gandhavamsa. Thus this text becomes an important cultural link between India and Burma, and India and Sri Lanka.
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About the author

Asha Das

Dr. Asha Das, M.A., Ph.D., Griffith Memorial Prize Winner (C.U.) is the Rtd. Reader and Head of the Department of Pali, Calcutta University was born in a renowned family of Chittagong (undivided India) which took active part in the Freedom Movement of India. She is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities in the field of Indology. She has made immense contribution in this field with her versatile genius and learning. She has several books and research papers to her credit. She is also a translator of original Pali and Sanskrit books. Her books are variously prescribed by the Universities for their Post Graduate and research courses. The present book has added an emblem of distinction to her field of research related to the Buddhist art and iconography.

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Title The Glimpses of Pali Literature (Gandhavamsa)
Author Asha Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Punthi Pustak
Language: English
isbn 8186791256
length xii+124p., Plates; Appendixes; Biblioraphy; Index; 22cm.