This edition of the Madhyanta-vibhaga-sastra contains the Karika-s of Maitreya, Bhasya of Vasubandhu and Tika of Sthirmati brought out together for the first time. The editor has used all published and unpublished material available on the subject. He has specially revised the text of the tika in the light of the Bhasya available now in original. He has taken help from the Tibetan translation in restoring the missing portions of the Tika and also occasionally used two Chinese translations of the Bhasya. In the introduction the editor has discussed some very interesting textual problems and the full text of the karika-s is seperately given in an appendix. An exhaustive word-index of the Bhasya is given at the end.
Prof. Ramachandra Pandey, a former Head of the Department of philosophy at University of Delhi was an accomplished scholar of not only Indian philosophy but also of western as well as Buddhist philosophy. He contributed to several scholarly journals. Some of his important publications are : Buddhist Studies in India; Indian Studies in philosophy and culture, knowledge and value. He edited and annoted Pramanavartikam of Acarya Dharmakirti and Yukti Dipika, a commentary on the Sankhyakarika of Isvarakrsna.