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Gautama Buddha- Life and Teachings (In Question and Answer Format)

Gautama Buddha- Life and Teachings (In Question and Answer Format)
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Item Code: NAZ736
Author: S.N. Busi
Publisher: AVA Publications, Telengana
Language: English
Edition: 2018
Pages: 438
Other Details: 8.50 X 5.50 inch
weight of the book: 0.48 kg
About the Author
Dr. Subhamani Naganna Busi alias Prof. B.S. Mani (b.18.12.1940) hails from Pinapalla Village of Alamuru Mandal of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. He migrated to Telangana in April, 1956 and presently resides in Mayfair (I-E), Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034.

Educational Qualifications

Dr. Busi obtained B.A. (Economics Main) degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, through Andhra Christian College, Guntur, and obtained M.A. (Economics), LL.B., LL.M. (Constitutional Law) degrees from Marathwada University (since renamed as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University) and stood second in the order of merit in all the above examinations. In 1989, he was awarded PhD degree by Andhra University for his thesis entitled "Indian Union Excise Taxation 1950-84 with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh."

Academic Achievements

Dr. Busi was Head of Department of Economics and taught Economics for over five years during 1963-68 to Undergraduate and B.A. (Honors) students of People's Education Society's Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He was a Member of the Board of Studies in Economics of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in two spells - 1963-68 and 1987-90.

Executive, Administrative and Vigilance Experience

Dr. Busi was selected to the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1968. He secured the highest percentage of marks in Economics subject of IAS and Allied Services Examination (now called as Civil Services Examination) of 1967. He held important positions in Government of India and Public Sector Undertakings.

Some of the important positions held by him include: (i) Under Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, New Delhi (1976-79); (ii) Trustee of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (1982-85); (iii) Executive Director (Vigilance) of MIs Hindustan Zinc Limited, Udaipur (1986-90); (iv) Collector of Customs and Central Excise, Pune (1992-93); (v) Additional Director-General of Central Excise (Anti-evasion), Southern Region, Chennai (1993-94); (vi) Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Hyderabad and Guntur Commission rates (1995-99).

Judicial Position

Dr. Busi was a Member of the Customs, Excise and Gold Control Appellate Tribunal of Kolkata Bench (now renamed as Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal) during 2000 and 2001. Lok Sabha Election Assignment In 1996, under the direction and superintendence of the Election Commission of India, Dr. Busi functioned as the Election Expenditure Observer of the Bapatla Parliamentary Constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

Sixty one years ago, on Asoka Vijaya Dashami Day, which happened to be 14lh October in 1956, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar renounced his ancestral religion Hinduism and embraced Buddhism along with about a half a million of his faithful followers at Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur - the land of Nagas of yester years who were staunch Buddhists.

The year 2006 was the Golden Jubilee Year of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Conversion to Buddhism and it was celebrated with gaiety and religious fervor throughout India and abroad.

With a view to assess the overall effect of conversion on the lives of the Buddhist Converts, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University's Post Graduate Department of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Thought had taken the lead in organizing a two-day National Seminar on the "Impact of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Conversion to Buddhism" on February 25-26, 2006. Honable R.S. Gavai, the then Member of Parliarnent (Rajya Sabha) and Chairman of Paramapoojya Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti, Nagpur, inaugurated the Seminar in the Convocation Hall of the University. The elite of Nagpur attended the Inaugural function that was presided over by Dr. S.N. Pathan, Vice-Chancellor of the said University. Dr. Pradeep Aglave, Head of the Department of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Thought and Organizer of the Seminar, welcomed the gathering and explained the significance of the Seminar. The Guest of Honor Dr. Madhukar L. Kasare, a Member of the Source Material Committee of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Writings and Speeches and a Senate Member of Nagpur University, addressed the gathering and explained the circumstances that led Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to embrace Buddhism. I had the good fortune to have been felicitated by the Chief Guest Honable Shri R.S. Gavai in the Inaugural Ceremony.

There was an overwhelming response to the Seminar. About 130 research scholars and postgraduate students from different Indian Universities attended the Seminar. Dr. C.D. auk, Professor of Ambedkar Thought & Philosophy, Dr. Ambedkar national Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (old name MHOW) , presided over the Forenoon Technical Session on February 26, 2006. The theme of the First Technical-Session we "Religious and Cultural Impact of Conversion to Buddhism". Bhante Vimalkitti Gunasiri of Nagpur gave the Keynote Address. The principal speakers were: Prof. Waman imbalkar, Prof. Subhash Nagrale, Dr. Malti Sakhare and Dr. Balchandra Khandekar. On September 22, 2006, on the occasion of the Dhamma Deeksha Suvama Mahotsav (1956-2006), I gave the Keynote Address at the Seminar organized by Dhamma Deeksha Suvama Mahostva Samiti of Paramapoojya Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti, Dheeka Bhoomi at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The theme of the Seminar was "Revival of Buddhism by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar".

On the invitation by the People's Education Society, Mumbai, I delivered a speech on October 14, 2007 at Ananda Bhavan, Mumbai on "Buddhism: A Scientific Religion".

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