Buddhism in Indian History and Culture: Upto the Ambedkar Movement
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Book ID : 19478
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xxiv, 184+367p., Abb, App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Book One: THE BUDDHA, HIS GOSPEL AND THE SANGHA; PART-I: BACKGROUND AND ORIGINS: (1) Pre-Vedic and Vedic Background; (2) Pre-Buddha Roots of Buddhistic Ideas; (3) Society and Thought-Ferment which Produced the Buddha. PART-II: THE TRIRATNA; (4) The Buddha: Formative Influences; (5) Life of Gotama the Buddha; (6) The Dhamma; (7) The Sangha. BOOK TWO: INDIAN BUDDHISM AFTER THE MAHAPARINIRVANA; PART-I: BUDDHISM IN INDIA AFTER THE BUDDHA UPTO THE SACK OF NALANDA: (1) The Four Buddhist Councils; (2) The Early Buddhist Sects; (3) Expansion of Buddhism; (4) Causes of the Success of Buddhism; (5) Mahayana Buddhism; (6) Tantrika Buddhism; PART-II: BUDDHISM AND INDIAN CULTURE; (7) Place of Buddhism in History and Culture; (8) Social Philosophy of Buddhism; (9) Buddhist Political Thought; (10) Buddhist Historiography and Philosophy of History; (11) Buddhist System of Education; (12) Buddhist Literature and Art; PART-III: DECLINE, DISAPPEARANCE AND REVIVAL: (13) Decline and Disappearance; (14) Revival of Buddhism in Modern India; (15) Ambedkar and Contemporary Indian Buddhism.
The present work is a comprehensive history of Indian Buddhism. In many ways it is different from other similar works. Firstly, most of the India works. Firstly, most of the works dealing with the history of Indian Buddhism stop with the disappearance of this religion after the establishment of the Turkish rule in c. 1200 A.D. while the present monograph studies for the fortunes of this religion in India upto the modern times. Secondly, it deals not only with the evolution with the Indian Buddhism on traditional lines-life and the teachings of the Buddha, the foundation and the evaluation of the Buddhist samgha and its dicipline, The first four Buddhist Coucils.