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Buddhism in India: 6th Century B.C. to 3rd Century A.D.

by Ashok Kumar Anand

Publisher: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.

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It was during the very life of Gautam Buddha, that Buddhism had become a powerful Religion in some Parts of present-day state of Bihar. This book discusses the growth and development of Buddhism in India from the sixth century B.C. to the third century A.D. in depth. The author has exhaustively exploited the literary sources to trace the socio-political settings, which led to Rise of Buddhism in India. Ashoka's conversion to Buddhism and his contributions to this religion have also been discussed in length. In the last, the book discusses how Buddhism got divided into different sects and became weaker by the third century A.D. The book also discusses Buddhist art, Philosophy and Mysticism wherever appropriate. Contents: Roman Equivalents of Nagari Letters Preface 1. Introduction 2. Origin and Early Spread of Buddhism (up to the Coronation of Asoka in 269 B.C.) 3. Beginnings of Buddhist Art in the Pre-Asokan Period (532 B.C.- 269 B.C.) 4. Development of Buddhism in the Time of Asoka and the Later Mauryas (269 B.C. - 188 B.C.) 5. Condition of Buddhism in the Period between the fall of the Mauryas and the Rise of the Kanishka Group of Kushana Kings (188 B.C. - A.D. 78) 6. Transformation of Buddhism from the Time of Kanishka to the End of the Third Century A.D. 7. Places of Eminence in the History of Indian Buddhism Conclusion

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Book :
Buddhism in India: 6th Century B.C. to 3rd Century A.D.
Book ID :
37202
Author :
Ashok Kumar Anand
ISBN 13 :
9788121205061
Year of Publication :
1996
Publisher :
Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
187
Size :
15 x 23 cm
Weight :
1 kg

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