Early Buddhism & its Origins
By Vishwanath Prasad Varma
Reprint of the 1973 Edition
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
531 pages, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Buddhism is a subject of absorbing interest to student of comparative religions,
ethics, history and social philosophy. Its historical foundations have been
discussed by Senart, Oldenberg and C.A.F. Rhys Davids. In this book there has
been presented not only an objective and scholarly exposition of the teachings
and philosophy of early Buddhism but the Vedic roots of its concepts have been
demonstrated. The methods of sociology of religion have also been followed.
The section entitled Buddhism and the Social Sciences constitutes an original
contribution to knowledge from the pen of an immanent teacher of political philosophy.
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