Meera Kosambi (Ed.)
Title Nivedan: The Autobiography of Dharmanand Kosambi
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2011
8178243253 / 9788178243252
Seller ID 101917
The autobiography of Dharmanand Kosambi (1876–1947), pioneering scholar of Pali and Buddhist Studies, is one of the most moving and spellbinding life stories ever written. Born in rural Goa, Dharmanand came under the spell of the Buddha’s teachings during his adolescence. At an early age he set off on an incredible journey of austere self-training across the length and breadth of Britain’s Indian Empire, halting to educate himself at places connected with Buddhism. His sojourns included living in Sri Lanka to master Pali, in a Burmese cave as a bhikshu, and in some viharas of North India—begging for monastic sustenance—as well as in Nepal and Sikkim which he reached after arduous, sometimes barefoot, treks. Over these itinerant years Dharmanand acquired such mastery of the Buddhist canon that he was variously appointed to teach and research at Calcutta, Baroda, Harvard, and Leningrad.Printed Pages: 204.
Nivedan: The Autobiography of Dharmanand Kosambi Meera Kosambi (Ed.)