ISBN 9788129108951,Indian Pandits in the Land of Snow

Indian Pandits in the Land of Snow



Rupa Publications

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129108951

ISBN-10 812910895X


Number of Pages 173 Pages
Language (English)

Theology & Philosophy of Religion

It is an undoubted fact that Buddhism found its way into Central and Eastern Asia from India ages ago. But the efforts of the Indian Pandits in the propogation of Buddhism in the North and the Far East, have been, thus far, buried in oblivion. Indian Pandits in the Land of Snow is based on the author's discoveries in Tibet, the land of snow beyond the Himalayas, during the course of his journeys more than a century ago. The book gives the reader the opportunity to discover the mystery of Tibet, her customs and her people, her monasteries and the unhurried pace with which life passed by hundred of years before. Most significantly, the book chronicles the role and importance of the Indian Pandits as connecting links in propagating Buddhism across the cultural and physical barriers which separated India and Central Asia.
Sarat Chandra Das was the Secretary of the Buddhist Society of India, and Associate Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. He was appointed as Headmaster of the Tibetan Boarding School in Darjiling (present day Darjeeling) in 1874. He was deeply interested in the study of Tibetan language and culture and undertook several successful expeditions to Tibet.