CONTENTS:- 1. Asoka: Spread of Buddhism and its role in Vietnam / Radha Kant Varma. 2. Historical relationship between India and Sri Lanka / Ven Ittademaliye Indasara Thero. 3. Mandra's visit to Jiankang: The Buddhist connection between China and ancient Cambodia / WANG Bangwei. 4. Indian Buddhist influence on Khmer Art and Culture / Kdann Thoul. 5. Vietnamese Buddhism: Past and present / Ven. Thich Tam Duc. 6. The Influential Buddhism in Vietnam from the evidences of the selected inscriptions / Sombat Mangmeesukhsiri. 7. Impact of Buddhism on Cham People: Dong Du'o'ng Cultural Period (850-982?) / Nguyen Manh Cu'o'ng. 8. Buddhism in culture and development / Nguyen Hong Du'o'ng. 9. A brief overview of connections between Vietnamese and Indian Buddhism: The Vinitaruci Zen Sect Links / Ven. Thich Gia Quang. 10. An outline of introduction of Indian Buddhism into Vietnam and its outcomes / Nguyen Quoc Tuan. 11. Buddhism and social change / S.M. Haldhar. 12. Peace and sustainable development in multi-religious and multi-cultural contexts of Asia / Ven. Thich Nhat Tu. 13. Buddhist art in Vietnam: A study of sculptures and decorative pattern / Bachchan Kumar. 14. The art of the Ly Dynasty (10th-13th century) Buddhist Art in its relations with India / Ven. Thich Duc Thien. 15. Mahabodhi in philosophy and art / Binay Kumar Mishra. 16. Some remarks on Buddhist cultural exchange between India and Vietnam / Thich Hue Vinh. 17. The Vietnamese re-interpretation of Buddhism / Sachchidanand Sahai.
The Buddhist linkages between India and Vietnam offers seventeen papers, presented at the Hanoi International Conference from 6th-8th April 2011 under the auspices of Indian Council for Cultural Relations(Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi), and presents the dialogue between outstanding Vietnamese and Indian scholars, re-enforced by contributions of experts from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia and China, unfolding various facets of cultural exchange through Buddhist thought, philosophy, art, architecture and ideology of social change and development.