Buddhist India Rediscovered

In this, her seventh book, respected historian Aruna Deshpande travels the length and breadth of the country to track down the imprints of Buddhism.


Author: Aruna Deshpande

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9788184952476

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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LOSE YOURSELF IN THE BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE INDIA IS THE GUARDIAN OF a rich and ancient culture, and the seat of Buddhism. Mystic monasteries on Himalayan slopes, richly carved stupas amid lush gardens, cavernous dwellings with exquisite paintings –India is home to all these and more. In this, her seventh book, respected historian Aruna Deshpande travels the length and breadth of the country to track down the imprints of Buddhism. Never before has any historian presented every major Buddhist site located in India in one book. Here are the architectural gems of Lumbini, the lesser known Tawang Monastery of Arunachal Pradesh, the unparalleled Bodh Gaya and a reliable guide to visiting all these places. A boon to pilgrims, travelers and armchair explorers alike, Buddhist India Rediscovered will fire the imagination and carry you on a memorable journey. “A remarkably thorough catalogue of India’s Buddhist sites. Whether their interest is in history and culture or Buddhist pilgrimage, I am sure many readers will find this work of great value.” From the foreword by HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

India Rediscovered

Buddhists of north - west 116 , 117 , 174 cancellation of village grant to Jayendra
vihāra 176 destruction of Buddhist vihāras – archaeological & literary evidences
176 destruction of idols of Buddhist gods / goddesses & vihāras by the kings in ...


Author: Mahesh Vikram Singh

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 8172112092

Category: India

Page: 285

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India Rediscovered in not just another title. India always needed to be rediscovered for the future making of the nation. It needed to be rediscovered in the context of interplay of its inherent spirit and changing material conditions althrough the past. It needed to be rediscovered in the cycles of rise and fall, revival and rejuvenation of all its civilizational and cultural ethos. It needed to be rediscovered for a better understanding of the causes of a number of misgivings and misconceptions with a view to find a more positive and rational path of its rebuilding and finally it needed to be rediscovered to listen to the call of the age. Salient Features: • The book falls in the line of some exceptional writings on India’s past to its present in a surveying manner and style. • Analyses the direction of Indian history on the basis of the inter-relationship of spirit and matter with regard to general will of the people. • Evaluates the progress of civilization and culture, state and society in India in terms of maximum and total efficiency during different eras of Indian history which is altogether a new vision of looking at India’s past. • Very well studded with references and an exhaustive theme-index at the end for the benefit of readers and researchers with a view to open new vistas of research in the field and hence a big contribution to the knowledge.

India Rediscovered

While this transformation was taking place , there appeared two prominent
leaders Mahavir and Buddha who preferred to communicate with the masses in
Pali . Their preachings were collected and later reduced into writing in Jatakas .
History ...


Author: Giriraj Shah

Publisher: New Delhi : Abhinav Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015027003048

Category: Art, Southeast Asian

Page: 153

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On Indic civilization.

Burning the Dead

At Sanchi in 1851 Alexander Cunningham, later the first head of India's
Archaeological Survey, found what appeared to be the bones of several eminent
followers of the Buddha, and it was speculated that in excavating such major
sites ...


Author: David Arnold

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520379343

Category: History

Page: 268

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Burning the Dead traces the evolution of cremation in India and the South Asian diaspora across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through interconnected histories of movement, space, identity, and affect, it examines how the so-called traditional practice of Hindu cremation on an open-air funeral pyre was culturally transformed and materially refashioned under British rule, following intense Western hostility, colonial sanitary acceptance, and Indian adaptation. David Arnold examines the critical reception of Hindu cremation abroad, particularly in Britain, where India formed a primary reference point for the cremation debates of the late nineteenth century, and explores the struggle for official recognition of cremation among Hindu and Sikh communities around the globe. Above all, Arnold foregrounds the growing public presence and assertive political use made of Hindu cremation, its increasing social inclusivity, and its close identification with Hindu reform movements and modern Indian nationhood.

Indian Buddhism

Ryūsho Hikata : A Chronological Survey of Important Events in the History of
Indian Buddhism , Suzuki Nempo , Nos . 12/13 , 1975–76 , pp . ... Elianor Zelliot :
The Indian Rediscovery of Buddhism , 1855–1956 ( Kashyap Comm . Vol . pp .


Author: Hajime Nakamura

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120802721

Category: Religion

Page: 423

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This work presents a survey of Indian Buddhism with detailed bibliographical notes. Besing itself on recent studies, it is intended to introduce studies in various aspects of Indian Buddhism carried on by Japanese scholars as well as Western and Asian, especially Indian, scholars. The main text constitutes a gengeral survey of the development of Indian Buddhism, and studies by scholars past and present are mentioned in full detail in copious footnotes with due evaluations. This work can be regarded, so to speak, as a development with revisions, of the Buddhist portion of M. Winternitz` History of Indian Literature. Major studies before and after Winternitz` work are exhaustively mentioned. As a reference work also this book is of extreme help to scholars and students alike. The work has been edited by Prof. Ramesh Mathur. Contents Foreword, Preface, I. General Survey of Buddhism, II. early Buddhism: 1. The Time of the Rise of Buddhism, 2. The Life of Gotama Buddha and his Disciples, The Scriptures of Early Buddhism, Aspects of Original Buddhism, The Thought of Early Buddhism, The Practice of Early Buddhism, The Worship of Buddhas and Faith, Social Thought, III. Conservative Buddhism and Transition to Mahayana: Historical background, Philosophical Schools, Philosophical Thought, Biographies of the Buddha, The Poet Asvaghosa and his school, The Avadana Literature, IV. Mahayana Buddhism: Historical Background, Mahayana Sutras, The Philosophical Schools of Mahayana, V. Logicians: Before Dignaga, Dignaga, Dharmakirti, Logicians at the Final Stage, Some Features of Indian Logic, VI. Esoteric Buddhism: the Beginning, Systematization, The Final Stage, Some Features of Esoteric Buddhism, Addenda et Corrigenda, Abbreviations and Periodicals, Index.

Buddhism in India

Zelliot, Eleanor, 1979, 'The Indian Rediscovery of Buddhism,' in A.K. Narain,
editor and L. Zwilling, assistant editor, Studies in Pali and Buddhism: A Memorial
Volume in Honor of Bhikku Jagdish Kashyap, Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation,
pp ...


Author: Gail Omvedt

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132103707

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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This book is an historical survey of Buddhism in India and shows how over a period of 2500 years, Buddhism has been engaged in a struggle against caste-hierarchy. It has challenged Brahmanism, the main exploitative system of traditional Indian society, and instead endeavoured to build religious egalitarianism. The book focuses on the question of what is the 'core' element in Buddhist Dhamma, on what role it has played in the development of Indian civilization, and the changed perspective of Buddhism in a modern industrial age. The author starts with the rise of Buddhism in the middle of the second millenium BC amidst crucial cultural and social developments. The teachings of Buddha and the different forms of Buddhism have been discussed. Here the contrast between Buddhism and Brahmanism with regard to the caste system, the origin and role of state, the approach to various social groups and the position of women is well defined. The author examines the civilizational impact of Buddhism, its connections with ancient India's leading role in trade, its spread and popularity in South and Southeast Asia, its role in fostering a dynamic and open society as against the hierarchical, village-bound, caste-defined Brahmanical social system. Then came the defeat of Buddhism in India and the reassertion of Brahmanism. For centuries Buddhism retreated to what some term as its 'underground survival'. Its relationship with the syncretist Bhakti movement has been another important aspect of the book. Finally the revival of Buddhism in the nineteenth century, the dalit-based success of the religion under Ambedkar and its future in India have been studied. The author argues that Ambedkarian Buddhism can serve as a powerful force for reconstructing society in a new and challenging millenium.

The Jew in the Lotus

While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought.


Author: Rodger Kamenetz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061745935

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way he encounters Ram Dass and Richard Gere, and dialogues with leading rabbis and Jewish thinkers, including Zalman Schacter, Yitz and Blue Greenberg, and a host of religious and disaffected Jews and Jewish Buddhists. This amazing journey through Tibetan Buddhism and Judaism leads Kamenetz to a renewed appreciation of his living Jewish roots.

Buddhists in India Today

I wonder how the New Buddhists interpret the idea of merit , particularly
influential in South - East Asia , which can be transferred to dead ancestors . I
have heard no ... Zelliot , Eleanor , ' The Indian Rediscovery of Buddhism


Author: Detlef Kantowsky


ISBN: UVA:X004878756

Category: Buddhism

Page: 238

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Detlef Kantowsky'S Buddhisten In Indien Heute (1999) Brought To A German Audience New Material, Including Many Photographs And Documents. On Six Facets Of Buddhists' Life In India Today. This English Translation By Hans-Georg Tuerstig Will Bring Kantowsky;S Innovative Study To An Even Wider Audience.

Revival of Buddhism in Modern India

desire to teach Buddhism among his own people brought him to Maharastra . ...
Eleanor Zellit wrote in an article ' The Indian Rediscovery of Buddhism ' tbat , “ A
true Maharastrian eccentric , he wandered restlessly through India and the ...


Author: Deodas Liluji Ramteke

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UVA:X001122881

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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Arts of Asia

HISTORY JOHN GUY THE HISTORICAL ... Nor does it recognise verance of
Buddhism in southern India has pattinam have been the most numerous , the
levels of ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105020927450

Category: Art, Asian


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Contemporary Indian Buddhism

Macy , Joanna , and Eleanor Zelliot , “ Tradition and Innovation in the
Contemporary Buddhist Movement in India " ... The Indian Rediscovery of
Buddhism , 1855 - 1956 " in A . K . Narain ed . , Studies in Pali and Buddhism ,
New Delhi : D . K ...


Author: Nagendra Kr Singh

Publisher: Global Vision Publishing Ho

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130554772

Category: Buddhism

Page: 191

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In the book entitled Socialisation of Psychopathological Disorder, we shall discuss the character of a conceptual explication and theoretical exegesis of emotional socialisation and psychopathological disorders in two volumes. The first volume is all about the introduction, circumstances and developmental psychopathology, as well as it also deals with different models, functions and types of psychopathology in animals and humans; adult and children. This volume also explain the future consequences and prevention of the disorder. Volume two of the book deals with different types of disorders which can be seen in the present scenario, like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, depression, austic, eating and obsessive- compulsive disorders. This volume also deals with the causes, treatment, etiology and the development of various perspective related to all these disorders. Hopefully, this effort would prove beneficial to the scholars, researchers, practitioners and the concerned readers alike.

Vipassan the Buddhist Way

XIV Vipassanā and Relation with Puggala - paññatti Om Prakash Pathak
Vipassana is a very ancient meditation technique of India , rediscovered about
2500 years ago by Lord Buddha , the Enlightended One . The technique helped
a large ...


Author: Haracarana Siṅgha Sobatī

Publisher: Nataraj Publishing

ISBN: UVA:X030117431

Category: Meditation

Page: 181

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This Collection Of Papers Provide Theoretical Framework Of Vipassana.

The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

A number of “ leaders ” in the field of Pali and Buddhist studies are represented
here — viz . , A . C . Banerjee , Heinz Bechert , B . G . Gokhale , Herbert Guenther
, I . B . Horner , Leon ... Zelliot ' s “ The Indian rediscovery of Buddhism , 1855 ...


Author: International Association of Buddhist Studies


ISBN: UCAL:B3329592

Category: Buddhism


View: 163

Does the World Need the Jews

tradition from a visit to the Dalai Lama - and who subtitled his book , “ A Poet's
Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India , ” rediscovered the power of
Jewish life in the presence of not simply Jewish leaders , but Jewish religious
leaders .


Author: Daniel Gordis

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: UOM:39015040623210

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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A rabbi argues that Jewish assimilation in America has undermined Jewish identity and urges Jews to return to the substance and wealth of Jewish tradition. By the author of God Was Not in the Fire. 20,000 first printing.

Fodor s India


Author: Paula Consolo

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 0679023038

Category: India

Page: 602

View: 376

Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Smart travel tips and important contact info make planning your trip a breeze and detailed coverage of sights, accommodations, and restaurants give you the info you need to make your experience enriching and hassle-free. If you only have room for one guide, this is the one for you. The best guide to India, packed with essentials City sights, from Agra's Taj Mahal to Mysore's palace Himalayan treks, wildlife safaris, camel and Jeep trips Temples, mosques, forts, colorful festivals, ageless art Bazaars and shops with silks, rugs, handcrafted jewelry Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Palace hotels, havelis, urbane high-rises, beach resorts, bungalows, mountain lodges, safari tents Posh hotel restaurants, seaside fish shacks, and garden cafes serving the best tandooris, biriyanis, and kebabs Fresh, thorough, practical--off and on the beaten path Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands Reviews based on visits by the most knowledgeable writers The top special-interest tours and tour operators 34 pages of maps, 60 vacation itineraries, and more Important contacts, smart travel tips (from cutting costs to staying healthy) What's Where Pleasures & Pastimes Festivals Vocabulary and dining glossary

Political Thought in Modern India

Independent India ' s symbols of the lion pillar of Ashoka and the wheel of law
were Buddhist ; her neighbours were ... 16 See Eleanor Zelliot , “ The Indian
Rediscovery of Buddhism , 1855 – 1956 , ' in A . K . Narain , ed . , Studies in Pali
and ...


Author: Thomas Pantham

Publisher: Beverly Hills Calif.

ISBN: UOM:39015010415035

Category: Ideology

Page: 362

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The twenty stimulating and original essays in this volume provide a comprehensive analysis of the main strands of modern Indian political thought.The thinkers dicussed are Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Saraswati, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, Ranade, Phule, Tilak, B R Ambedkar, Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, M N Roy, Jawaharlal Nehru and Gandhi. Separate essays are devoted to the Hindu and Muslim traditions in Indian political thought, Hindu nationalism, and the ideologies of the Communist and Sarvodaya movements. A significant feature of these essays is that they study each thinker or movement in the relevant socio-historical context as also examine the consequences and impact of modern Indian political theories, These are analysed from a world-hostorical and, to some extent, a political economy perspective.The essays in this collection highlight two major streams in modern Indian political thought--one which favoured the adoption or adaptation of western political traditions and the other which sought to evolve indigenous or alternative formulations. The overall conclusion that emerges from this volume is that in order to formulate an adequate political philosophy for the modern age, both the western and Indian traditions have to be taken into account. In this context, some of the essays highlight the contemporary global relevance of Gandhi's socio-political ideas.This book is a major contribution to modern political philosophy. It will be of great value to students and teacher of political science.

Reconstructing the World

B.R. Ambedkar and Buddhism in India Amartya Sen Professor of Political
Science Department of Civics and Politics ... For a fuller story on the early
intellectual converts , see my ' The Indian Rediscovery of Buddhism , 1855 –
1956 ' , 1979 .


Author: Amartya Sen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015061156579

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Contributed seminar papers.

The Buddha Rediscovered in the Light of J Krishnamurti

Thich Nhat Hanh , Op . Cit ; pp . 56 - 57 “ Siddhārthao was the original name of
the Buddha . 2 . Audio - recording of a Question - and - Answer Session at
Rajghat , Varanasi , 1985 , the Archives , Krishnamurti Fountation India , Chennai
, India ...


Author: Sudhakar Deshpande


ISBN: UOM:39015080548475


Page: 160

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