Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-10
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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"Offering perspectives from a distinguished group of international scholars, this book provides a multidisciplinary inquiry into the various forms of Buddhism that thrived during the early centuries of the common era in the Krishna River Valley areas of what is now the modern state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The contributors explore not only the factors that led to the rise of Buddhist communities, but also the significance of these early Buddhist communities in the unfolding of the greater history of Buddhism throughout the Asian world."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Material Culture and the Emergence of Urban Buddhism in Andhrap. 11
Of Tempted Arhats and Supermundane Buddhas: Abhidharma in the Krishna Regionp. 41
Amaravati As Lens: Envisioning Buddhism in the Ruins of the Great Stupap. 81
Buddhism in Andhra and Its Influence on Buddhism in Sri Lankap. 105
Candrakirti on the Medieval Military Culture of South Indiap. 127
Two Mahayana Developments Along the Krishna Riverp. 151
Dhanyakataka Revisited: Buddhist Politics in Post-Buddhist Andhrap. 169
Place Namesp. 209
Biographies of Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 213
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