ISBN 9788176463539,The Date Of The Historical Sakyamuni Buddha

The Date Of The Historical Sakyamuni Buddha



B.R. Publishing Corporation

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788176463539

ISBN-10 8176463531


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Ancient religions & mythologies

"This book The Date of the Historical Sakyamuni Buddha includes fifteen articles on the date of the historical Sakyamuni Buddha, ten of which submitted by Indian scholars to a workshop on the subject held in 1990, three by scholars from outside and two English translations of old French articles of importance. Many of these contributions take into account the papers submitted to a Conference on the subject held at Gottingen in 1988. The consensus of the articles in this book is in favour of confirming 483 (486) B.C. as the date of the Parinirvana of the historical Buddha as against any later date." Contents: Preface. 1. The antiquity of sites related to the Buddha/Krishna Deva. 2. The date of the Buddha according to Kalacakra mythology/Gunter Gronbold. 3. Reconsidering the date of the Nirvana of Lord Mahavira/Sagarmal Jain. 4. The date of The Buddha?a reconsideration of linguistic evidence/Satya Swarup Misra. 5. A note on the date of the Buddha/B.N. Mukherjee. 6. An independent and definitive evidence on the date of the historical Sakyamuni Buddha/A.K. Narain. 7. The historical background of the rise of Buddhism and the problem of dating/Georg von Simson. 8. Magadha chronology and date of the Buddha/B.P. Sinha. 9. Archaeological evidence on the date of the Buddha/K.M. Srivastava. 10. The date of historical Buddha and the Gottingen Conference: some observations/V.C. Srivastava. 11. A note on the date of the Buddha/Upendra Thakur. 12. The Buddha date and era/Alex Wayman. 13. The importance of the dotted record/Gen?ichi Yamazaki. 14. The Vivasah of Asoka/F.W. Thomas. 15. The date of Nirvana/Andre Bareau. Bibliography. Index.