Major Trends and Perspective in Studies in the Functional Dimensions of Indian Monastic Buddhism in the Past One Hundred Years

A Historiographical Survey


  • Birendra Nath Prasad Assam University



Indian Buddhist history, monasteries


Indian 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.

Author Biography

Birendra Nath Prasad, Assam University

Lecturer in History, Assam University


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How to Cite

Prasad, B. N. (2008). Major Trends and Perspective in Studies in the Functional Dimensions of Indian Monastic Buddhism in the Past One Hundred Years: A Historiographical Survey. Buddhist Studies Review, 25(1), 54–89.