A vivid and authoritative visual survey of Buddhism
Richard Gombrich is an Indologist and scholar of Sanskrit, Pali, and Buddhist Studies. He was the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford from 1976 to 2004. He is currently Founder-President of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. He is a past President of the Pali Text Society (1994-2002) and General Editor Emeritus of the Clay Sanskrit Library. Heinz Bechert (1932 - 2005) was a German indologist and buddhologist.
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