Early Buddhism & its Origins

By Vishwanath Prasad Varma
June 2003
Reprint of the 1973 Edition
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
ISBN: 81-215-0326-4
531 pages, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
$47.50 hardcover

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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