Buddhism - in the land of Buddha

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 8 Apr 2015 Sculpture
The Bodhisattva Maitreya
India, Bihar, Gaya District, 11th century

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 17 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Religions in the Kushan Empire
By J. Harmatta, B. N. Puri, L. Lelekov, S. Humayun and D. C. Sircar

Extract from the book:
History of Civilizations of Central Asia
The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250
Published by UNESCO - 1994

The spread of Indian religio... Read More
 12 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Prolegomena to a history of Buddhist philosophy
By Beni Madhab Barua (1888-1948)
Published by University of Calcutta, Calcutta - 1918

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Buddha Shakyamuni
India, Andhra Pradesh, late 3rd ... Read More
 12 Feb 2015 Rare Manuscripts
The Appearance of Shakyamuni (the Buddha) after His Death, Page from a Manuscript of the Majma' al-Tawarikh (Collection of Chronicles) of Hafiz-Abru
Afghanistan, Herat, circa 1425
Manuscripts; folios
Ink, opaque watercolor on paper.

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 11 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hand-book of Chinese Buddhism, being a Sanskrit-Chinese Dictionary
With vocabularies of Buddhist terms in Pali, Singhalese, Siamese, Burmese, Tibetan, Mongolian and Japanese
By Ernest John Eitel (1838-1908)
Published by Sanshusha, Tokyo - 1904

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 11 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Student's Pali-English Dictionary
By Maung Tin
Published by British Burma Press, Rangoon - 1920

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The P?li Language and Literature

P?li is the name given to the language of the texts of The... Read More
 11 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Questions Of King Milinda
By Thomas William Rhys Davids
Printed at The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1890

The Milinda Panha is an ancient and much venerated book of the Buddhists, indeed regarded so highly as to be included by the Burmese in the Pali Canon. In the Pali book i... Read More
 11 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Milindapanho, being dialogues between King Milinda and the Buddhist sage Nagasena
By Vilhelm Trenckner (1824-1891)
Published by Williams and Norgate, London - 1880
In Pali

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 22 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Literary history of Sanskrit Buddhism
By G.K. Nariman
Published by India Book Depot, Bombay - 1919

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Buddhism rose in India and it is all but dead in India ; but the zeal of the e... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
By Minhaj-i-Siraj of Juzjani
Edited by W.Nassau Lees
Printed at College Press, Calcutta - 1864

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Evidence in literature suggests that in 1193, the Nalanda University was sacked ... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Article/Essay
How history was made up at Nalanda
By Arun Shourie | June 28, 2014

?The mine of learning, honoured Nalanda? ? that is how the 16th-17th century Tibetan historian, Taranath, referred to the university at Nalanda. At the time I-tsing was at the university, there were 3,700 monks. The tota... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare Manuscripts
Manuscript, Asthasahasrika Prajnaparamita, palm leaf, painted, probably Nalanda monastery - ca. 1112

Seated Mahasri Tara. Illustrated palm-leaf folio from the Astasahasrikaprajnaparamita manuscript; from the Vredenburg Manuscript. According to the colophon, this manuscript was donated by a lay ... Read More
 14 Jun 2014 Rare Photographs
Lion capitals, torana beams and other sculpture fragments lying on the ground near the Great Stupa, Sanchi, Bhopal State - 1875

Photograph of lion capitals, torana beams and other sculpture fragments lying on the ground near the Great Stupa at Sanchi, from the Archaeological Survey of India Coll... Read More
 31 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Trident, the Crescent, and the Cross - A view of the religious history of India during the Hindu, Buddhist, Mohammedan, and Christian periods.
By Rev. James Vaughan
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1876

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 3 May 2013 Rare Paintings
This is a copy of a painting in cave 16 at Ajanta. These cave paintings are the oldest surviving examples of painting in India. They date from the 1st century BC to about AD 480 and depict stories from the lives of the Buddha (the Jatakas). This painting depicts a scene from the Bhagavan Jataka i... Read More
 3 May 2013 Article/Essay

Vikrama??la University was one of the two most important centers of Buddhist learning in India, along with N?land? University during the Pala dynasty. Vikrama??la was established by King Dharmapala (783 to 820) in response to a supposed decline in the quality of scholarship at N?la... Read More
 2 May 2013 Article/Essay
TAXILA - the story continues at Dharmrajika Stupa
By S Alamgir

Taxila ?the name?s origins

Tashasila as it was called in Sanskrit gives some idea of the meaning of this name. Sila in Sanskrit means rock or stone . The legend says that the Buddha gave his he... Read More
 1 May 2013 Article/Essay
Excavated Remains at Nalanda

Nalanda is one of the most ancient international centers of education and learning equivalent to modern universities, with a very rich library. An inscribed seal written "Sri-Nalandamahavihariy-Arya-Bhikshu-Sanghasya" identifies the site as Nalanda Mahavihara.

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 1 May 2013 Sculpture
Female Head, terracotta, 6th-7th century, Gandharan style, Jammu, India

The site of Pambarvan, near Akhnur, appears to have been a Buddhist stupa site. Sixth century Gupta coins have been found, together with the terracotta remains of sculptural decorations, most notably a series of terracotta... Read More
 30 Apr 2013 Sculpture
Representation of Ma?ju?r?

Figure (Manjusri). Holding lotus and flanked by scrolled borders.
Made of sandstone.

Findspot: Nalanda

ca. 8th Century

? Trustees of the British Museum Read More