This book is the first of its kind dealing with the origin and development of Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh in the eastern Himalaya. The work takes into account the history of Buddhism - both Mahayana and Theravada traditions as prevailing among some of the tribes of the state. The Buddhist remains in the form of monasteries, stupas, Buddhist art & painting are documented.
The socio-economic and cultural profile of the Buddhist tribes has been discussed in brief. The colourful dances, festivals, rituals, traditional arts and crafts of the Buddhist people of Arunachal Pradesh are also highlighted.
The book provides a comprehensive idea on various aspects of Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh in a historical perspective. The book will help the general reader as well as students of history to understand Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh in a proper perspective.