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Cultural Interflow Between India and Japan

Lokesh Chandra (Author) Satapitaka Series

This book chronicles the role of Buddhism in the formation of the state, literature, art, and beginnings of technology in Japan from the sixth century down to our times. From the name of the country as Nippon arising out of the golden light of the rising sun in the SuvarŸabh†sottamasæutra; down to the Indic sequence of the kana syllabary, or the kanji of the sutras becoming the terminology of the yosai in the 19th century, from the ha/ku of Bashæo to the very name of the astounding poet Saigyæo Going to the West (i.e. India¡); and the overwhelming sharing of culture alongside its internalisation as Japanese are recorded herein. Transience of the cherry blossoms, the resonance of temple bells vanishing into unyat†, or the Vice-Admiral of the Japanese navy committing harakiri at the end of the Second World War, scenes from the Mahbhtrata in the kabuki theatre, Sanskrit mantras, the sprawling homa fires of the yamabushi on;the mountains, gigantic Sanskrit bj†karas on rocks, the rathay†tr† of r†vast? of Lord Buddha¡s life time featuring as the major vibrant Gion festival with millions of Japanese participating, and innumerable historical and living events are deep bonds of India and Japan. The book is a moving story of how Prof. Raghu Vira renewed these bonds by inviting Japanese students, commencing classes of Japanese language for the first time in India, inviting Prof. Kenzo Takayanagi who had defended the WWII Prime Minister of Japan at the War Crimes Tribunal and so on. A rare letter of General Douglas MacArthur, not to convert the Emperor of Japan to Christianity, is cited in full.

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About the author

Lokesh Chandra

Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions. Among them are classics like his Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the present Dictionary of Buddhist Art in about 20 volumes. Prof. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been a Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Cultural Interflow Between India and Japan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Aditya Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9788177421361
length 389p., Illustrations; Maps; 59 Plates; 11 Colour Plates; Index; 29cm.