About the Book
There is no doubt that a new and ample treatment of the Pali literature is a great need felt by all the scholars who are working in this field. Keeping this view in mind, we have attempted to compile a comprehensive and systematic explanation of Pali terms and terminology used in Buddhist language and literature in two volumes. In this edition we have incorporated about 636 entries on Pâli language and literature.We believe that none of the prominent topics have been left out from this edition. This monumental work has been compiled, edited and arranged in alphabetical order. The task which we have performed is, no doubt, beset with difficulties but we shall consider our labour amply rewarded if this encyclopaedic dictionary is found useful for scholars interested in Buddhist literature, religion, philosophy and history. We are grateful to all those scholars whose works have been utilised in compilation of this edition.
About the Authors
Dr. N.K. Singh, a Director of International Centre for Religious Studies, Delhi and Chief Editor of Global Religious Vision—a quarterly Research Journal,has specialized himself in oriental studies and wrote a number of important books on religion and philosophy. His important works are Yoga and Meditational Psychotherapy; Buddhist Tantricism; Contemporary Indian Buddhism: Tradition and Transformation; and Buddhist Cosmology.
Dr. Bibhuti Baruah, M.A. and Ph.D. from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong,is an eminent Buddhist scholar and active member of neo-Buddhist movement in North-East India. Presently, he is associated International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Japan. He organised several seminars and workshops and produced number of research papers in journal of national and international repute. He had done.