Major Trends and Perspective in Studies in the Functional Dimensions of Indian Monastic Buddhism in the Last One Hundred Years: A Historiographical Survey

Authors

  • Birendra Nath Prasad Assam University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v25i1.54

Keywords:

Indian Buddhist history, monasteries

Abstract

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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Prasad, B. N. (2008). Major Trends and Perspective in Studies in the Functional Dimensions of Indian Monastic Buddhism in the Last One Hundred Years: A Historiographical Survey. Buddhist Studies Review, 25(1), 54–89. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v25i1.54

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