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Buddhism and Dalits: Social Philosophy and Traditions

by C.D. Naik

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Buddhism and Dalits : Social Philosophy and Traditions highlights the social, religious, political, Legal and Secular matters of life according to Dr. Ambedkar's teachings. It offers Research works with conclusions and suggestions on Buddhist Minority problem in Maharashtra State and application of Dr. Ambedkar's thought to social Organizations observed in Scheduled Caste associations in Madhya Pradesh. It has penetrated into the Buddhist Marriage traditions and succession Act issues and perused the legality and the Recognition by the Indian Society for the same. The book touched on educational problems and its remedial provisions, Pali language, significance of social Buddhism, Om Mani Padme Hum like Tantra practices, social works and real hurdles and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar as Law Minister, Buddhist Scholar and visionary builder of Bharat into casteless, exploitation-less, gender-bias-less, egalitarian society. It is a source of contemporary socio-economic-educational, Cultural and historical Biography of Buddhism viewed from the social change agents of Dalits in the background of various other thought currents and traditions, Philosophies and practices prevalent in the existing situations in India. Contents: Preface Introduction I. Rise AND DECLINE OF Buddhism : History : 1. The Rise, Fall and Revival of Buddhism 2. Asoka's Contribution to the Spread of Buddhism 3. Mahinda 4. Ancient 5. Decline of Buddhism in India 6. The Rise and Decline of Buddhism's Indian Social Base 7. Mahmud of Ghanzi 8. Muhammad of Ghor II. Globalisation AND Dalits : 1. Globalisation in India 2. Position of Dalits 3. Imf and World Bank 4. Structural References 5. Economic Crisis World Over 6. Status 7. Effects of Globalisation Philosophy on India 8. Inflation 9. Employment 10. Impact of Poverty 11. Impact on Society 12. Impact on Educational Institutions 13. Impact on Reservation 14. Impact on Education 15. Impact on Atrocities on Dalits and Weaker Sections 16. Impact of Caste and Culture 17. Exceptions to the Trend of Decline 18. Globalization, Agricultural Crises and Socio-Economic Justice from Ambedkarian Paradigm 19. Ambedkar's Philosophy 20. World of Righteousness 21. Revolution in Antique Vs Modern Society 22. Findings 23. Suggestions References III. SOCIAL MESSAGE OF BUDDHISM : 1. Social Message of Buddhism 2. Democracy, Religion and Society : Meaning 3. Asian World Contribution to Buddhism 4. Major Schools of Buddhism 5. History of Buddhism's Growth 6. Ambedkar's Role in Buddhism 7. Growth of Buddhist Movement 8. Ambedkarite Buddhist Society 9. Ambedkar and his Contribution 10. Theories of Observation, Meaning and Understanding 11. Positive and Negative Trinity in Buddhism 12. Culture of Buddhism in Contemporary Society 13. Contribution of Buddhism to Society 14. Breakthrough in Knowledge of Unconscious 15. Ethics of Buddhism 16. World Buddhist Leaders and Ambedkar 17. Future Prospects and Role of Buddhism 18. Socio-Economic Equality Model of Ambedkar 19. Vedic Society 20. Panchasheel 21. Eightfold Path of Buddhism 22. Conclusion 23. Recemmendations and Suggestions References IV. SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF BUDDHISM : 1. Reviving Cultural Heritage 2. Poverty and Social Atrocities Inter-relationship 3. Dalits Literacy Scenario 4. Ambedkar's Gujarat Experience and Struggle 5. Pioneers of Buddhist Thinking 6. Education as an Unequalizer V. BUDDHIST Tantra : 1. Philosophy of Buddhist Tantra 2. Symposium in Memory of Csoma de Koros-March 2009 3. Disappearance of Buddhist Schools 4. Philosophy of Tantra 5. Mantrayana 6. Meditation 7. Mandala Unification 8. Buddhism in Tibet : History 9. Prajna and Shakti 10. Concept of Absolute 11. Hinayana and Mahayana Nirvana 12. Paramitas 13. Hermeneuties 14. Creator God 15. Paradoxes 16. Practices 17. Goal and Way Out 18. Uniqueness of Buddhism 19. Contemporary Value of Buddhism 20. Future References VI. BUDDHIST Marriage AND METHOD : 1. Laws of Manu 2. The Buddhist Marriage Rite 3. The Principles of Marriage 4. Introduction of Bride and Bridegroom 5. Ills of the Marriage Ritual 6. The Buddhist Conversation by Taking the 22 Vows 7. The Twenty two Vows 8. Ceremonial Exercise 9. Discourse on the Beatitudes 10. The Wedding of Viskha 11. Interpretations of Ten Admonitions to Visakha 12. Eight Boons to Visakha by Buddha 13. The Discipline for Girls 14. The Blessing 15. The Buddhist Attitude towards Marriage 16. Golden Rule : Never let Passion Override Compassion May all being be well and Happy VII. BUDDHIST MARRIAGE AND SUCCESSION ACT 2007 : 1. Concept and Evolution of Buddhist Law 2. Who is a Buddhist? 3. How is a Buddhist Separate and Distinct from a Hindu? 4. Dr. Ambedkar's Initiation into Buddhism 5. The Diksha 6. Why do Dalits Embrace Buddhism? 7. Sources of Buddhist Law 8. The Noble Eight-fold Path is 9. The Five Precept are 10. Tripitaka 11. What is Dhamma? 12. Distinction between Dharma (Religion) and Dhamma 13. Which is a Holy Book of Dhamma? 14. Statement of Object and Reasons 15. Facts and Details 16. Validity of Marriage by Converts to Buddhism in Absence of Saptapadi and Lajjahoma 17. Hindu Marriage Act (25 of 1995) S. 7 and Penal Codes. 494 18. In the Same Judgement in Para 13 19. Buddhist Marriage : Need for Codification 20. Buddhist Marriage and Succesion Act, 2007 21. The Buddhist Succession Act-2007 VIII. DEEKSHA BHOOMI OF AMBEDKAR : 1. Nagpur's History 2. Need for Political Protection of Minorities Proposed by Ambedkar 3. Starte Committee 4. Eligibility Criteria 5. Principle of Reservation 6. Buddist Converts as Weaker Section 7. The Buddhist Community : Status and Difficulties 8. Poverty Level 9. Unemployment 10. Summary Significance of Study 11. Objective of the Study 12. Time and Budget 13. Nagpur Population Constituents 14. Summary 15. Hindu Castes 16. Marriage Custom Among Hindus 17. Summary 18. Polygyny 19. Dowry 20. Marriage Enactments 21. Fertility 22. Religious Demography from 1951-61 to 1991-2001 and Political Consequences 23. SC Population 1991 24. Buddhist Population 25. Mahars 26. SC/ST Commission's Observation on Status of SCs and STs 27. National Removal of Untouchability 28. Buddhis Population Growing in India 29. Media Black out on Dalit News 30. Crime against Dalits 31. Handover to Buddhist Management the Mahabodhi Mahavihar : A Request 32. World conference Against Racism : Indian Govt Stand 33. Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 34. Conspiracy against Buddhist Political Share as of 2008 for Representing the Buddhists 35. Primary Source and Data Analysis for the Project Report on Status and Problems of Buddhists Minority in Nagpur 36. Profile of the Respondents : Age-wise Distribution of Respondents 37. Educational Status of the Respondents 38. Occupation of the Respondents 39. Problems as Stated by the Respondents 40. Problems References IX. AMBEDKAR'S SPIRIT OF CONSTITUTION AND SOCIAL ORGANISATION : 1. Ambedkar as Law Minister 2. Ambedkar's Appointment as Law Minister 3. Presenting the Draft Constitution before the Constituent Assembly 4. Resigning from Nehru's Cabinet 5. Dr. Ambedkar's Published Works 6. His Contribution to the Chapter on Fundamental Rights 7. Reservation for Backward Classes in Public Services and Educational Institutions 8. His Contribution to the Chapter on the Directive Principles of State Policy 9. Press Act : Section 4 10. Public Safety Laws made by Supreme Court 11. Constitution of India Vs Constitution of USa 12. Limitations of Fundamental Rights 13. Interpreting the US Constitution 14. Interpreting the Indian Constitution 15. Social Organizations 16. Organizations Established by Dr. Ambedkar and their Objectives and Programmes 17. RPI 18. BSP 19. Findings on Application of Ambedkar's Thoughts in Social Organization in Indore, Ujjain and Dewas Districts 20. Suggestions/Recommendations References X. EDUCATIONAL Policies AND PROGRAMMES FOR DALITS : PRESENT : 1. Contribution to the University Reforms Committee 2. Contribution to Bill on Education Grants 3. Minimum Level of Competency Goal 4. The Starte Commission 5. Importance to 'Shil' : Good Character 6. Hindu Code Bill and Women Empowerment 7. Designing of Fundamental Rights in Provisions Relating to Abolition of Untouchability 8. Propagation of Education Among Weaker Sections 9. Education Commission and Policies 10. Education Policies and Programmes for Weaker Sections 11. Pre-Matric-Post Matric Scholariships for Weaker Sections 12. Construction of Hostels 13. National Overseas Scholarships for SC Students 14. Drawbacks 15. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 16. Present Scenario in Education System 17. Privatization of Education : Impact on Dalits References XI. Pali GRAMMAR : 1. Legal Code : Books in Pali Text 2. Pali Literature and Grammar 3. I-tsing's Testimony on Role of Panini's Grammar in Indian Education 4. Post-Buddhist Literature 5. Ambedkar's Pali Dictionary 6. Conclusion References Other Sources

Details of the book

Book :
Buddhism and Dalits: Social Philosophy and Traditions
Book ID :
37200
Author :
C.D. Naik
ISBN 13 :
9788178357928
Year of Publication :
2010
Publisher :
Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
320
Weight :
1 kg

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