Major Trends and Perspective in Studies in the Functional Dimensions of Indian Monastic Buddhism in the Past One Hundred Years
A Historiographical Survey
Keywords:Indian Buddhist history, monasteries
AbstractIndian Buddhist monasteries, as institutions in dynamic interactions with other societal institutions, have created a vast functional matrix or were parts thereof. In the past hundred years or so, contours of this matrix have been generally reconstructed with a macro perspective. Now we need to go beyond macro generalizations. We need to analyse individual monasteries in their local and supra-local contexts.
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