The Buddha and His Dhamma: A Critical Edition (Hardcover)

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B.R. Ambedkar's magnum opus, The Buddha and his Dhamma, was barely completed before his death and was published posthumously in 1957. The book is known for Ambedkar's review and analysis of the vast Buddhist canon and literature. This is the first critical edition of The Buddha and his Dhamma. Along with a new Introduction, it includes footnotes indicating sources and annotations explaining various topics of discussion. The annotations provide useful information on canons like Suttas and Dhammapada indicating their authoritativeness in the Buddhist tradition and discuss the modifications effected in Ambedkar's use of the source material. An analytical index helps locate various passages and themes in the original text.

About the Author

Aakash Singh Rathore is Research Professor, Global Political Thought at the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics, Luiss University of Rome, Italy. Ajay Verma is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi. y

Product Details
ISBN: 9780198068679
ISBN-10: 0198068670
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 15th, 2011
Pages: 325
Language: English