The Buddha and his Dhamma: A Critical Edition

Hardcover | January 1, 2011

EditorAakash Singh Rathore, Ajay Verma

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B.R. Ambedkar's magnum opus, The Buddha and his Dhamma, was barely completed before his death and was published posthumously in 1957. The book is known for Ambedkar's review and analysis of the vast Buddhist canon and literature. This is the first critical edition of The Buddha and his Dhamma. Along with a new Introduction, it includes footnotes indicating sources and annotations explaining various topics of discussion. The annotations provide useful information on canons like Suttas and Dhammapada indicating their authoritativeness in the Buddhist tradition and discuss the modificationseffected in Ambedkar's use of the source material. An analytical index helps locate various passages and themes in the original text.

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B.R. Ambedkar's magnum opus, The Buddha and his Dhamma, was barely completed before his death and was published posthumously in 1957. The book is known for Ambedkar's review and analysis of the vast Buddhist canon and literature. This is the first critical edition of The Buddha and his Dhamma. Along with a new Introduction, it includes...

Aakash Singh Rathore is Research Professor of Global Political Thought at the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics, Luiss University of Rome, Italy. Ajay Verma is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface; B.R. Ambedkar' Preface; Editors' Introduction; B.R. Ambedkar's Introduction and Prologue;Editors' PrefaceB. R. Ambedkar's PrefaceEditors' IntroductionB. R. Ambedkar's Introduction and Prologue1. Siddharth Gautama: How a Bodhisatta became the BuddhaFrom Birth to ParivrajaRenunciation for EverIn Search of New LightEnlightment and the Vision of a New WayThe Buddha and his PredecessorsThe Buddha and his ContemporariesComparison and Contrast2. Campaign of ConversionBuddha and his Vishad YogaThe Conversion of the ParivrajakasConversion of the High and the HolyCall from HomeCampaign for Conversion ResumedConversion of the Low and the LowlyConversion of WomenConversion of the Fallen and the Criminals3. What the Buddha TaughtHis Place in His DhammaDifferent Views of the Buddha's DhammaWhat is DhammaWhat is Not DhammaWhat is Saddhamma4. Religion and DhammaReligion and DhammaHow Similarities in Terminology Conceal Fundamental DifferenceThe Buddhist Way of LifeHis Sermons5. The SanghThe SanghT: The Bhikkhu: The Buddha's Conception of HimThe Duties of the BhikkhuThe Bhikkhu and the LaityVinaya for the Laity6. He and his ContemporariesHis BenefactorsHis EnemiesCritics of His DoctrinesFriends and Admirers7. The Wanderer's Last JourneyThe Meeting of those Near and DearLeaving VaishaliHis End8. The Man who was Siddhartha GautamaHis PersonalityHis HumanityHis Likes and DislikesEpilogueGlossaryBibliographyIndex