Asvaghosa and his times
Dr Sarla Khosla has for the first
time worked on the Historical Contribution of Asvaghosa.
Before the publication of ‘Asvaghosa and his times’ the historians
have depended on Arthasastra and
then on Kalidasa’s works. This work
would not make the historians skip
from Mauryan to Gupta period for
Original Sanskrit sources, but would
find the gap filled up in this volume.
It not only tells about the social,
political and religious history of the
time, but records the links with Arthasastra. In order to vindicate her points
Dr. Khosla has brought forth the
points of agreement and disagreement
with Mahavastu, Lalitavistava and
Jataka stories. This has increased
the value of the volume.
Dr. Sarla Khosla is an imminent
scholar of Buddhism. Her works
"History of Buddhism in Kashmir,"’
"Gupta Civilization" and a number of
research articles including ‘‘Buddhism.
in Ladakh" and ‘World's debt to
Buddhism’ have won her acclaim in
the Buddhist world. In this volume
‘Asvaghosa and his times’ which is
perhaps her best published work, she
has traced history from traditional
ancient records to Asvaghosa’s time.
The intricate Buddhist Philosophy of
soul and how from the time of
Buddha to the time of Asvaghosa it
underwent a change is clearly dealt
with. Mara legend has received her
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