ABOUT THE BOOK:
The socio-cultural history of pre-Ahom Assam has so far been primarily the studies of Brahmanical elements. The writers have paid less attention to Buddhism and on the Buddhist sources in undertaking their historical researches. This is a study to fill up the gap in the socio-cultural history of ancient Assam. The focus of this study is on the different Mahayana forms that existed in pre-Ahom Assam. The book traces the beginnings and development of Buddhism in Assam and examines the impact of Buddhism on society and culture of pre-Ahom Assam and vice-versa mainly in the Brahmaputra Valley.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ms. Boby Das (b.1968), teaches history as an Associate Professor at Sonapur College, Sonapur, Morigaon, Assam (affiliated to Gauhati University). She has specialised in Ancient Indian History for her Master of Arts Degree. Besides this book she has extensively written on various aspects of ancient Assam in edited books and proceedings including the Proceedings of North East India History Association.