Buddhism/South Asian Culture

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Buddhist Culture in South Asia[edit | edit source]

A study of Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia & Vietnam is expected for this paper. The main focus should be on the following themes:

  • Pre-Buddhistic socio-religious conditions
  • Introduction and localization of Buddhism
  • Royal patronage and persecutions on Buddhism
  • Buddhist impact on art, architecture and literature
  • Order of the Buddhist Sangha

Recommended Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Buddhism in East Asia - S. Dutt, India, 1966
  • 2500 Years of Buddhism - P.V. Bapat, Delhi, 1971
  • Hinduism and Buddhism - C. Eliot, London, 1967
  • History of Theravada Buddhism in South-East Asia - K.L./Hazra, Delhi, 1982