After successful editing of NORTHERN BUDDHISM IN HISTORY , a collection of papers written by Buddhist scholars from eight different countries, Dr. Shanker Thapa of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu is planning to edit another book on BUDDHIST RITUALS. Interested scholars, historians, anthropologists, Ritual experts and others are cordially invited to contribute papers in the forthcoming volume.
This book is going to be published by Vajra Publications, Kathmandu. It is tentatively scheduled to come out in Aug-Sept 2009. The preliminary broader themes identified so far are –
* Theoretical Aspect of Ritual
* Conceptual Basis of Buddhist Rituals
* Rituals in Mahayana, Theravada or esoteric Buddhism
* Rituals and Tantra
* Changing aspect of Buddhist Rituals
* Ritual Books in Buddhism
* Buddhist deities and Rituals
* Ritual Transformation of Buddhism
* Country specific Buddhist Rituals
* Rituals in History
* Ritual in contemporary Buddhism etc.
Shanker Thapa, Ph. D.
Central Dept. of History
Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Shanker Thapa, Central department of History, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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