CONTENTS:- 1. Historical Background 2. Growth and Development of Buddhism 3. Religious Theories in India before Buddhism 4. The Secret of Buddhism 5. Buddhist Texts 6. Abhidhamma Pitaka 7. Early Buddhist Texts 8. Jataka Tales 9. Mahayana Texts 10. Tripitaka 11. Buddhist Poetry
The History and Literature of Buddhism, written in a coherent manner discusses the ancient roots of Buddhism and its development. It also discusses all important Buddhist literatures in a sequential manner. This book the summation of a lifetime of research on Buddhism is an exceptionally comprehensive discussion of Buddhism, with detailed chapters on its history, doctrine and bibliography. It covers original texts with translations that will help readers understanding.