As the teachings of the Buddha and the main Buddhist literature in original, as well as in translation, are contained mainly in Pali and Sanskrit languages, apart from Tibetan and Chinese as well, knowledge of Pali and Sanskrit is always essential to study the core of Buddhism — its basic teachings — and understand its basic concepts and perceptions. This voluminous edition has been offered in order to aid in the knowledge of the Pali and Sanskrit languages. Simple to comprehend and laying stress on clarity of meaning, the dictionary presents the Pali word at the beginning of each entry and gives its synonym in Sanskrit within bracket. It then proceeds to furnish the meaning of the word in both Hindi and English. The attempt is to make the dictionary useful to learners of the language and as a guide to those who are researching Buddhist works.
The book is meant to be a study companion to students and scholars of Buddhist Studies. It will be an indispensable aid to the readers and researchers of Pali Canons and works based on Pali and Sanskrit languages.
Dr Yogendra Singh, presently Director of the International Research Institute of Buddhist Studies, Lucknow, is a scholar of Pali and Buddhist Studies. He obtained M.A., Ph.D., and a diploma in Yoga and is having twenty years' teaching experience as associate professor and professor in graduate and post-graduate classes in the University of Kanpur. He has the credit of editing more than twelve research volumes and has presented several research papers in national and international seminars, conferences and journals. Dr Singh has organized many national and international seminars on various aspects of Buddhism in India and abroad. He has also guided many research projects of Buddhist philosophy, religion, art and architecture under the aegis of University Grants Commission. He holds the post of Secretary in the International Research Institute of Buddhist Studies, U.P., India.
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