The Mahavamsa is a famous historical treatise in Buddhism, written by Mahanama in Pali language. It deserves a special notice on aacount of its being so highly important for the religious history of Ceylon(Sri Lanka).The literary questions connected with Mahavamsa & the development of the historical tradition in Sri Lanka have been thoroughly discussed in this text. However, the great importance of Mahavamsa as an historical work, which helped to settle the conflicting & confusing dates of Indian history, is so well established that a dissertation on the subject would seem superfluous.
The specific feature of this edition is that it contains original Pali text with revised English translation. Besides, the work is also appendices. Hope, this new edition of its kind will duly help the young researches as well as readers of pali and buddhism to understand the real importance of this old historical text.