Philosophical Doctrines of the Andhakas

Exploring Early Buddhist Sects of Andhra, SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies

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ISBN/EAN: 9789811556852
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XXIII, 83 S., 2 s/w Illustr., 50 farbige Tab., 83
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2020
Einband: kartoniertes Buch


This book provides a comprehensive account on the doctrines of the Andhakas, an early Buddhist sect. It explores how cosmopolitan character of Buddhism is nurtured by the Andhakas. Moreover, it shares key insights into the coherent system of Buddhist philosophical doctrines of the Andhakas on the basis of the Kathavatthu, enabling readers to gain a better understanding of the doctrinal developments that took place during this period. Divided into four chapters, the book offers broad coverage of the Andhakas, making it of interest to researchers focusing on early Buddhism, as well as general readers who want to learn more about Buddhist philosophy and studies on Andhra.


Balaganapathi Devarakonda is Professor & Head in the Department of Philosophy at University of Delhi, Delhi. He belongs to the alumni of Hyderabad Central University. His research interests include historiography of Indian philosophy and early Buddhism. He has authored two books and published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was the Editor of International Journal of Applied Ethics and was a member of editorial board of Journal of Indian council of Philosophical Research.

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