By Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner

ISBN-10: 0585320683

ISBN-13: 9780585320687

ISBN-10: 0824812034

ISBN-13: 9780824812034

This entire and precise survey of the 1st six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the result of a life of study and mirrored image by way of considered one of Japan's most famous students of Buddhism. hoping on Pali and Sanskrit assets and on inscriptions from archaeological websites and chinese language translations of Indian texts, Hirakawa balances his evaluation of early Buddhist doctrinal improvement with vast dialogue of ancient history and the evolution of Buddhist associations. The inclusion of eastern and Western language bibliographies including an intensive bibliographic essay by way of the translator should still make this quantity specially priceless as an creation to a wide corpus of jap scholarship on Buddhism that's nonetheless now not widely recognized within the West.

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Basu is a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and a former Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal; Gujral and Chandrashekhar are former Prime Ministers; and Badal is a leader of the Akali Dal, which is part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance. 5. There are, of course, elements within the “Sangh Parivar,” to which BJP owes ideological allegiance that are still demanding a scrapping of Article 370 of the Indian constitution that confers special status on J&K and the state’s full integration within India.

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