The Satapancasatka of Matrceta by D. R. Shackleton BaileyThe Satapancasatka of Matrceta by D. R. Shackleton Bailey

The Satapancasatka of Matrceta

byD. R. Shackleton Bailey

Paperback | August 6, 2009

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The discovery in 1936 of a complete MS, of Mātrceta's 'Hymn of 150 Verses', previously known only from fragments in Tibetan and Chinese translations, was an important addition to Sanskrit literature. The Hymn is one of the earliest of Buddhist Sanskrit poems; it was once famous in the Buddhist world and for many centuries held unequalled popularity among Northern Buddhists. It is also the only known survivor of works attributed to Mātrceta, an author whose personality is one of the puzzles of Indian literary history. Shackleton Bailey has edited his own English version and notes, the original text, together with Tibetan and Chinese translations. His introduction was the first critical study of the work, first published in 1951.
Title:The Satapancasatka of MatrcetaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:August 6, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052111814X

ISBN - 13:9780521118149

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Mātrceta and his works; 2. The Śatapañcāśatka; 3. The text; Śatapañcāśatkanāma Buddhastotram; Translation and notes; Appendices 1-3; Tibetan-Sanskrit-Chinese Index; Index of Tibetan Proper Names; General Index; Addendum; Facsimiles.