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ME6103: History of Indian Buddhism

ME6103. History of Indian Buddhism (3 credits) (3-0-6)

The course gives a comprehensive coverage of Indian Buddhism from its origin to the decline and disappearance of Buddhism in India. The study materials focus on Indian Buddhism from a historical perspective, King Asoka's contributions and the spread of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Other aspects also includes Nikāya Buddhism, the emergence of Mahāyāna, early Mahāyāna literatures and its significance in the development of Chinese Buddhism.