Lalitavistara once the holy book of Tibetans, deals with the life of Buddha in Mahayana. the difference of life-events of the Teacher between this and other works has been brought forth by the author Dr. Sarla Khosla with great efforts. Out of stray references she has woven the political and social conditions of the era. All the Mahayana aspects of Buddhism found in this work have also been highlighted. In Mara LEgend, the author has found the different prevailing religious sects, which has perhaps been done for the first time in the history of Buddhism.
About the Author:
SARLA KHOSLA is an emminent scholar of Buddhism. Her works "History of Buddhism in Kashmir", "Gupta Civilization", "Asvaghosa and his times", "The Historical Evolution of the Buddha Legend" and a number of research articles including "Buddhism in Ladakh" and "World's debt to Buddhist World", have won her acclaim in the Buddhist world.