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Ramayana in Cambodia

by: Lokesh Chandra

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ISBN: 9788194538721
Year Of Publication: 2020
Pages : 376
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Aditya Prakashan
Size: 29cm
Weight: 1180

Overview

The book commences with a short wrap-up of the history of Cambodia with the arrival of Sage Kaundinya and comes down to the coronation ceremonies of Cambodian monarchs to whom the brahmin Grand Master hands the statues of Lords Siva and Visnu as the keeper of Divine Values (dharmaraja), and the Sacred Sword with the mantra ‘Take, for Thou art the Lightning of Indra’. The Grand Master is called Rama-rajya-adhipati. Prof. RaghuVira wanted to publish all the 442 Sanskrit inscriptions of Cambodia in Devanagari and their facsimiles. Prof. Coeaes sent their list which has been reproduced here. It shows how Sanskrit was the language of the state till the 12th century. After long-drawn negotiations the Government of Cambodia sent monk Ven. Candravarna in 1961. He obtained the Ramakirti from his uncle (parts 1-6, 8-10, 75). He used to transcribe the Cambodian text into Devanagari and give a resume which wrote down in English. Both have been reproduced here

Contents

Preface
1.Sage Kaunclinya and Cambodia
2.Sanskrit Inscriptions of Cambodia
3.Cambodian monks with Prof. RaghuVira
4.Sanskrit words in Cambodian
5.Save Angkor Wat
6.Sounds of the Heart
7 Ramayana in Cambodia
My articles on Cambodia
System of Transcription
Index

Meet the Author
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1927
Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 360 works and text editions. Among them are classics like Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary; Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature; Buddhist Iconography of Tibet; and his ongoing Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography (about 20 volumes). He was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.
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