Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Religious ReadingThe Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul J. Griffiths

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195125771

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 March 2018

Commentary and Anthology in Buddhist India

Commentary and Anthology in Buddhist India

(p.109) 5 Commentary and Anthology in Buddhist India
Religious Reading

Paul J. Griffiths

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses commentary and anthology in Buddhist India. Topics covered include Buddhist literature in India during the first millennium, teaching and learning literary works, and tools for writing. A brief examination of four Indian Buddhist works, coupled with what is known about the material culture of books and bookmaking in India during the classical period, strongly support the conclusion that writing was not then of much importance for the composition and display of literary works, and that while many works were stored in writing, this was done for reasons that had little or nothing to do with their redisplay.

Keywords:   Indian Buddhists, Buddhist India, commentary, anthology, writing, reading, India, bookmaking

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .