BA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

University of Delhi
In New Delhi

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New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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BA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

History of Origin and Development of Buddhism
(a) (i) Life of the Buddha
(ii) Origin and Development of Buddhist Sangha
(iii) Socio-Political aspects of Early Buddhism
(b) (i) Various Buddhist councils
(ii) Royal Patronage to Buddhism ( Ashoka, Kanishka
and Harsha)
(iii) Development of Various school of Buddhism
(c) (i) Spread of Buddhism outside lndia (Sri Lanka, Myanmar,
China and Tibet)
(ii) Decline of Buddhism in India
(iii) Revival of Buddhism and neo-Buddhist movement in India
(d) Internal Assessment


PAPER - II
Buddhist Thought and Teachings
(a) (i) Basic Teachings of the Buddha
(Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, Theory of
Dependent Origination, Nirv na).
(ii) Three characterislics (Trilakshana) of the world
(Anitya, An tma, and Duhkha)
(iii) Buddhist Theory of Karma and Rebirth.
(b) Schools of Buddhist Philosophy: Sthavirav da, Sautr ntika,
Vaibh sika, Vijñ nav da, M dhyamika.
(c) Buddhist concepts: Triratna, Trik ya, Brahmavih ra, Arahat,
Bodhisattva, P ramit , Sila, Sam dhi, Prajñ .
(d) Internal Assessment.

PAPER - III
Cultural Hiritage and Its Relevance in the Contemperory World
1. Buddhist Educatioanal Centers. Places and Art & Architecture
(a) Important Buddhist Educational Centres. Nalanda,
Vikramashilà, Odantapuri, Taxila.
(b) Places of Buddhist Interest in India Lumbini, Kapilavastu,
Bodha-Gayà, Sarnath, Kusingar, Rajgir, Nàlandà, Sràvasti,
Vaisàli and . Pataliputra.
(c) Buddhist Art & Architecture
(i) Schools of Buddhist Art: Gàndhàra, Mathurà, Sarnath.
(ii) Buddhist Cave Temples: Ajantà, Bhaja, Karle, Kanheri.
(iii) Stupas & Caityas.
2. (a) Rights and Duties of a ruler & Relevance of Buddhism in
the Contemporary World.
(i) Rights and Duties of a ruler
(ii) Formation of States.
(iii) Duties of Son, Daughter, Students and Teachers.
(b) Buddhist Ethical Values
(i) Bio-ethics
(ii) Environmental ethics
(iii) Buddhism and Humanistic ethics
(c) Buddhist response to social problems
(i) Caste System
(ii) Gender Issues
(iii) Communal Harmony
(iv) Violence
3. Internal Assessment


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