Buddhism In South Asia
This book is about Buddhism in South Asia. How Buddhism started in this part of the world and later spread across the world, this book covers these topics. Buddhism originated in this part of the world and is the state religion of the countries like Sri Lanka and Bhutan and Buddhists are in good number in other South Asian countries. This book starts with the introduction of Buddhism and further traces the development of Buddhism in South Asia along with its branches and schools. The thoughts of Buddhism, early literature of Buddhism, Philosophy of Buddhism, Buddhism in modern century, spreading of Buddhism to the west and other aspects of Buddhism are the key components of its characterization and description. These topics are covered in elaborative and meticulous manner and language has been kept simple which is easy to understand. We expect that the present book will be very useful for the scholars who want to read and know about the Buddhism in South Asian countries.
DR ARVIND KUMAR SINGH
Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh did his MA. M Phil; and Ph D in Buddhist Studies from Delhi Univerisity. Presently he is teaching MA and M Phil students at the Department of Buddhist Studies in University of Delhi from where he has obtained all his higher degrees. Along with the teaching assignment, he is also involved in other department activates like assisting the editors of the Departmental journal named Buddhist Studies and due to his hard work and commitment towards this, the department has been able to publish there departmental journal and two more journals are about to be written a book named Animls in Early Buddhism (2006) and co-edited a textbook named A Textbook of the History of Theraveda Buddhism (2007). He has also compiled a book named Researches in Buddhist Studies: A Descriptive Bibliography. He has presented many research articles and the National conference and fue of them have been published in different journals of repute.
Preface VII Chapter-1: Buddhism: An Introduction --Pg.1 Chapter-2: Early Development NAD Rise of Buddhism --Pg.36 Chapter 3: Buddhism and its Branches --Pg.54 Chapter 4: Early Buddhism and Its Barious Schools --Pg.68 Chapter 5: Evolution of Buddhist Schools and Literature --Pg.95 Chapter 6: Mainstream Buddhism: Thoughts and Its Different Schools --Pg.120 Chapter 7: The Philosophy of Buddhism --Pg.133 Chapter 8: Buddhism in South Asia --Pg.159 Chapter 9: Buddhism in Modern Century--Pg. 251 Chapter 10: Buddhism: Spreading to the West--Pg. 281 Bibliography --Pg.331 Index --Pg.334