This work presents a survey of Indian Buddhism with detailed bibliographical notes. Basing itself on recent studies, it is intended to introduce studies in various aspects of Indian Buddhism carried on by Japanese scholars as well as Western and Asian, especially Indian, scholars. The main text constitutes a gengeral survey of the development of Indian Buddhism, and studies by scholars past and present are mentioned in full detail in copious footnotes with due evaluations.
This work can be regarded, so to speak, as a development with revisions, of the Buddhist portion of M. Winternitz' History of Indian Literature. Major studies before and after Winternitz' work are exhaustively mentioned. As a reference work also this book is of extreme help to scholars and students alike. The work has been edited by Prof. Ramesh Mathur.
PROF. HAJIME NAKAMURA is a distinguished scholar of international repute. He is now Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded the honorary degree of Vidya-Vacaspati by the President of the Republic of India, Dr.S. Radhakrishnan. He has been visiting Professor in various Universities of the world.