Professor Rys Davids book on Buddhist India is hitherto unsurpassed work on the subject. He begins with a description of the political, social and economic life of ancient India through kings, the village, the town, the clans and nations, language and literature.
He examines the spread and evolution of Buddhism during the reign of Chandragupta, Ashoka and Kanishka. The book is profusely illustrated with an appendix on the most ancient coins of India and an exhaustive Index.
It is a rare book on the subject. A valuable and important possession for anyone interested in Buddhist India.