Buddhism in India after Dr BR Ambedkar (1956-2002) by D. C. Ahir – 17 Years Old Rare Book Collection

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This book presents an in-depth analysis and critical assessment of the progress made by Buddhism after the passing away of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on 6 December 1956. The first two chapters are of introductory nature and in the third chapter is discussed the denial of reservation benefit to the Neo-Buddhists by the Government of India immediately after the historic conversion ceremony at Nagpur on 14 October 1956. The next five chapters throw light on the role played by the Bhikkhu Sangha and Buddhist Societies in sustaining the revival movement; the growing Buddhist population in India, the impact of Buddhism on its new adherents; and description of the New Buddha Viharas.

The last three chapters deal with three specific topics, namely, the Renaming of the Marathwada University after Dr.Ambedkar; the Buddhist struggle to regain control of the Buddha Gaya Temple, and the arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in India.

About the Author

D.C. Ahir (born 1928, Punjab – 12 July 2012, Delhi) is a reputed scholar of Buddhist studies, and has made notable contribution to the history of Buddhism during the last 42 years. He retired as Director to the Government of India in February 1986, and since then is fully engaged in enriching literature. He already has more than forty published works to his credit, besides numerous articles on Buddhism.

In appreciation of his noble and notable contribution to the Buddhist Literature as a Distinguished Scholar and Author,

the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Sarnath Centre conferred on him on 30 November 2001, the Honorary Title of Bauddha Sahitya Shiromani. Similarly, the Government of Sri Lanka,

Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Colombo has conferred on him the honour of BUDDHA SASANA JYOTI ON 19 January,


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