In the recent past, there has been growing interest in Buddhism and the extension of Buddhist studies to the realm of culture and international relations. The northern reach of Buddhism is a subject that has assumed recent focus in scholarly circles in India and Russia.
The book addresses Buddhist linkages across the Himalayan region, taking into consideration Buddhism as a tradition in India and Siberia and as a way of life among the Chakmas in India and the textual representations of the Buddhist heritage in India. It not only discusses Buddhism as a spiritual force but also analyses the Buddhist legacy and the transnational aspect of Buddhism in Asia. The volume integrates some of these ideas about Buddhism as a cultural and philosophical domain.