The book opens with a full account of the baffling personality of the great Bengali Pandit Atisa or Dipamkara Srijnana, the greatest of the teacher reformers of Tibetan Buddhism. The author proceeds to portray the Tibetan background of early Buddhism and gives an account of the early history of Tibet and Indo-Tibetan connections, together with a study of Buddhism in Tibet from the seventh century onwards right down to the time of Atisa in the eleventh century A.D.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mrs. Alka Chattopadhyaya (b.1926) took her M.A. from Calcutta University and started teaching in the colleges of Calcutta. In 1968, she was awarded Ph.D. by the Calcutta University. In 1973, she became the Principal of the Vidyasagar College for Women, Calcutta.