ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book 'Buddhism: Its History and Literature' consisting of six lectures delivered by one of the late 19th century's foremost experts on sacred Buddhist texts during 1894-1895 at a variety of highly respected educational institutions in United States. Published in the book form, these lectures cover Religious Theories in India before Buddhism; Authorities on which our Knowledge of Buddhism is Based; Notes on the Life of the Buddha; The Secret of Buddhism; Some Notes on the History of Buddhism. This book is lucid, informative and remains an excellent primer on Buddhistic beliefs and practices.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
British scholar Thomas William Rhys Davids (1843-1922) was an expert in the ancient Indian language Pali and served as Professor of Pali and Buddhist Literature at the University College, London from 1882 to 1904. Prof. Davids was also the Chairman of the Pali Text Society, Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society and a constant contributor to its publications.