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Studies in History and Archaeology of Vikramasila Mahavihara: The Last Beacon of Buddhist Philosophy

 
Rajiva Kumar Sinha (Editor) Om Prakash Pandey (Editor)
Synopsis

The volume is an humble attempt towards understanding Vikramasila Mahavihara 'the last beacon of Buddhist philosophy'. Founded by Pala King Dharmapala (c. 783-820 CE) the Mahavihara is yet to get its due place in the dominant historiographical writings on the early medieval Indian history. Overshadowed by the glory of Nalanda it gained prominence during the early medieval period when the old prestige of the Nalanda gradually devolved on it. In Tibetan legends it holds about the same position of pre-eminence as it accorded in Chinese records to the Nalanda.

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About the author

Rajiva Kumar Sinha

Rajiva Kumar Sinha (B:1955) is a professor in the University Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, Bihar. Author of books namely, Geographical Factors in Early Indian Economy (Motilal Banarasidass, Delhi - 2002) and Manjusha Art: Reflections in Folklore, Trade & Regional History (Shivalik Prakashan, Delhi - 2012), Rajiva Kumar Sinha has also edited books on early Indian history & culture, particularly on Buddhism such as Studies in History & Archaeology of Vikramasila Mahavihara:The last Beacon of Buddhist Philosophy. He has published more than 40 articles and research papers in national and international journals on Socio-Economic & Religious history of Early Bihar & Jharkhand. He is one of the editors of Bodhi-Chakra, the journal of Buddhist History & Culture published by the Bauddha Sanaskriti Kendra, Patna of which is also the Vice-President. He is also the executive editor of Asia Prashant, the journal of Indian Congress of Asia & Pacific Studies, Varanasi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Studies in History and Archaeology of Vikramasila Mahavihara: The Last Beacon of Buddhist Philosophy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Bauddha Bharati
Language: English
isbn 9380550715, 9789380550718
length 264p.,