Discourses in Buddhist Classics is primarily designed with twofold objective viz.,
(a) to serve as the tool for post-graduate teaching of the Course in "Philosophy of the Buddha", and
(b) to sustain the interest of the enterprising student by providing comprehensive understanding of Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism.
This work serves as a useful companion for the scholars and researchers who are seriously interested in the history of Buddhist literature; who wish to probe into Buddhist Textual Studies and who desire to have a lucid understanding of the philosophy of the two major Buddhist traditions of Theravada and Mahayana.
By a leading scholar in Buddhist studies, study of the basic teachings of the Buddha in the Theravada and Mahayana literature. also review of historiography. designed for scholars and also the general public
About the Author:
Dr. V.V.S. Saibaba, (b-1947) Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Andhra University took his Masterâ€™s Degree in Philosophy in 1973; Senior P.G. Diploma in Sanskrit in 1976 and Ph.D. Degree in 1985. During 19887 to 1989, he was Reader and Head of the Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies at Nagarjuna University, A.P. Dr. Saibaba has authored the book Facets of Buddhist Philosophy: Theravada and Mahayana, and about 40 research papers which have appeared in journals of national and international repute. He has participated in many international and national conferences, seminars.