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Taranatha's History of Buddhism in India (Paperback)

Price : $16.75
ISBN # : 9788120834705
Author : Lama Chimpa & Alaka Chattopadhaya
pages: 492
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Published : 2010

Writers on the political history of India find themselves obliged to take note of Taranatha's History, no less than those writing the history of Indian literature and Indian logic, not to speak of the investigators of the history of Buddhism itself.

This English translation of Taranatha's History of Buddhism in India belongs, indeed, to the class of finest translations of Tibetan works in English. The age-old tradition of Tibetan translation of treatises with one Pandit of the source language and one translator of the destination language and a third person for checking and editing has been faithfully preserved in the preparation of this work.

The present edition of the work has the additional attraction of carrying a Foreword to it by an eminent Tibeto-logist Professor S. Rinpoche, Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Samath, Varanasi.

Author Bio:
Prof. Lama Chimpa, Head of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Visvabharati University, Santiniketan, is acknowledge as one of the foremost Tibetologists in India

Dr. Mrs. Alaka Chattopadhyaya was until recently the principal of the Vidyasagar College of Women, Calcutta. She is the author of an highly acclaimed work based on Tibetan sources Atisa and Tibet.

Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya (the editor) is M.A., D. Litt of the Calcutta University, Honorary D. Sc. of teh Moscow Academy of Sciences, Member of the German Academy of Sciences. Besides working as Visiting Professor at various universities, he is the author of a considerable number of works on Indian Philosophy and Science inclusive of many that are published abroad in Russian, Chinese, Japanese, German and other languages.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 20 June, 2011.
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