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Buddhist Studies

About the Department

The Department of Buddhist Studies was established in the academic year 2013-14. Ours is the only Centre which focuses on the studies in Buddhist Archaeology and Culture.

Department organises various Seminars, Workshops and Conferences. We had organised Workshops on Indian Buddhist Art and Architecture, Western Indian Rock Cut Architecture, Nagarjuna to Dharmakirti: Journey of Buddhist Epistemology.

About the Subject

The Masters Course in Buddhist Studies deal with various Cultural aspects of Buddhism. The course is ablut Historical and Cultural development f Buddhism through the ages.

We teach History of Buddhism in India and East, South Easta, South and Central Asia, Development of Buddhist Philosophy, Logic and Epistemology, Interaction between Trade and Buddhism, Buddhism in 20th Century, Buddhism in Social Context, Buddhist Art and Architecture, Buddhist Literature, Pali and Buddhist Sanskrit Languages.

Our specialization is Buddhist Art, Architecture and Archaeology.

Dr. Suraj Pandit
HOD

Dr. Suraj A. Pandit is a trained archaeologist and art historian. His area of apecialization is Western Indian Buddhist Rock Cut Architecture.

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Dr. Suraj Pandit
HOD

Dr. Suraj A. Pandit is a trained archaeologist and art historian. His area of apecialization is Western Indian Buddhist Rock Cut Architecture.

Books

Stories In Stone - Historic Caves Of Mumbai
Authoured
Co Author :Arun Narayan
Year of Publication :2013
Name of Publication :Instucen
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Age Of Traikutakas: Coins, Inscription And Art
Authoured
Year of Publication :2012
Name of Publication :Agam Kala Prakashan
Place of Publication :New Delhi
ISBN :8173201153 / 978-8173201158

Shakti In Indian Archaeology, Art, Literature And Philosophy
Edited
Co Author :Dr. K. S. Rege, Prof. Radha Sabnis, Prof. Sunita Jeswani
Year of Publication :2015
Name of Publication :Agam Kala Prakashan
Place of Publication :New Delhi
ISBN :8173201528 / 9788173201523

Buddhist And Pashupata Caves In Mumbai
Edited
Year of Publication :2005
Name of Publication :Sathaye College
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Research Project

Critical Edition Of Manuscripts In Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Principal Investigator :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar, Dr. A. A. Jamkhedkar
Co Investigator :Dr. Suraj A. Pandit, Dr. Prachi Moghe, Dr. Ambarish Khare, Ms. Radha Sabnis , Ms. Prachi Chaudhari,
Period :01-11-2008 - 15-03-2016
Status :Ongoing

Documentation Of Caves In Mmr
Principal Investigator :Dr. Suraj A. Pandit
Period :01-04-2016 - 31-03-2017
Status :Ongoing

Historical Geography And Cultural Ethnography Of Pre-Portuguese Medieval Mumbai
Principal Investigator :Dr. Suraj A. Pandit
Period :01-04-2013 - 31-03-2015
Status :Completed

Inscriptions In Western Indian Caves
Principal Investigator :Dr. Suraj A. Pandit
Period :01-04-2003 - 31-03-2004
Status :Completed

Salsette Exploration
Principal Investigator :Dr. Suraj A. Pandit
Co Investigator :Dr. Kurush Dalal, Dr. Prachi Moghe, Dr. Abhijeet Dandekar, Mr. Veenayak Parab, Ms. Tejaswini Aphale
Period :01-04-2015 - 31-03-2018
Status :Ongoing

Research Papers Published

Caves At Edvan
Co Author :Siddarth Kale
Name of Publication :Journal Of Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Name of Editors :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar / Dr. Devangana Desai / Dr. Indira Iyyar
Name of Publisher :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Year of Publication :2013

Few Lesser Known And Unknown Caves From Kanheri
Name of Publication :Journal Of Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Name of Editors :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar / Dr. Devangana Desai
Name of Publisher :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Year of Publication :2012

Note On Three Inscriptions From Vasai-Sopara
Co Author :Manjiri Bhalerao / Siddarth Kale
Name of Publication :Journal Of Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Name of Editors :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar / Dr. Devangana Desai
Name of Publisher :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Year of Publication :2012

Water Management System At Kanheri
Name of Publication :Journal Of Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Name of Editors :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar / Dr. Devangana Desai
Name of Publisher :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Year of Publication :2010

Bodhisattva Images At Kanheri
Name of Publication :Journal Of Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Name of Editors :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar / Dr. Devangana Desai
Name of Publisher :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Year of Publication :2009

Late Hinayana Buddhism And The Transition To Mahayana: A Study Of Early Buddhist Sangha And The Buddha Figures At Kanheri
Name of Publication :Eastern Buddhist
Name of Publisher :Otani University
Year of Publication :2005

A Unique Sculptural Panel From Kanheri Cave 90
Name of Publication :Temple Architecture And Imagery Of South And South East Asia: Essays Presented To Prof. M. A. Dhaky
Name of Editors :Dr. Parul Pandya Dhar And Dr. Gerd Mevissen
Name of Publisher :Aryan Books International
Year of Publication :2015

Study Of Architecture In The Light Of Buddhist Nikayas: Kanheri A Case Study
Name of Publication :A Bouquet Of Indian Heritage Research And Management: Dr. Agam Prasad Felicitation
Name of Editors :Dr. Prashant Shrivastava / Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mahapatra
Name of Publisher :Agam Kala Prakashan
Year of Publication :2015

Kanheri, Three Monks And Their Legends
Name of Publication :Indian Culture And Art: Continuity And Change : Shri R.C. Tripathi Felicitation Volume
Name of Editors :Dr. Prashant Shrivastava / Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mahapatra
Name of Publisher :Agam Kala Prakashan
Year of Publication :2015

Ekadashamukha Avalokiteshvara From Kanheri
Name of Publication :Cultural Contours Of History And Archaeology, In Honour Of Snehasiri Prof. P. Chenna Reddy, Vol Vii, Buddhism And Other Religions
Name of Editors :K. Krishna Naik / E. Siva Nagi Reddy
Name of Publisher :B. R. Publishing Corporation
Year of Publication :2015

Miracle Of Shravasti Depicted In The Art Of Kanheri And Kondivate
Name of Publication :Art, Icon And Architecture In South Asia: Essays In Honour Of Dr. Devangana Desai
Name of Editors :Dr. Anila Verghese And Dr. Anna L. Dallapiccola
Name of Publisher :Aryan Books International
Year of Publication :2015

Bhagavato Pasado
Name of Publication :Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar Felicitation Volume
Name of Editors :Dr. Ambarish Khare
Name of Publisher :Samvidya Institute Of Cultural Studies
Year of Publication :2014

The Story Of Purna: Text And Context
Name of Publication :Buddhist Texts And Traditions
Name of Publisher :Savitribai Phule Pune Vidyapeeth

Traikutaka
Name of Publication :Gazetteer Of Maharashtra
Name of Editors :Dr. A. S. Pathak
Name of Publisher :Government Of Maharashtra
Year of Publication :2014

Mumbadevimahatmya, Kolis And Pre-Portuguese Mumbai
Name of Publication :Proceedings Of The Conference On Sanskrit Sources Of Indian History Volume I
Name of Editors :Dr. S. Bhatt
Name of Publisher :Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
Year of Publication :2014

Hindu Architecture Of Early Maharashtra: A Review
Name of Publication :History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization Vol. Vi Part 8: Perspectives On Maharashtra: Cultural – Intellectual Contributions
Name of Editors :Dr. Shubhada Joshi
Name of Publisher :Centre For Studies In Civilizations
Year of Publication :2013

Buddhist Values In Inscriptions And Their Relevance To Contemporary World
Name of Publication :Buddhist Ethics And Their Relevance To Contemporary World
Name of Editors :Dr. K. Sankarnarayan
Name of Publisher :Somaiya Publlication
Year of Publication :2010

Re-Identification Of A Monastic Site In Maharashtra
Name of Publication :Silk Route
Name of Editors :Challs Willeman / Lalji Shravak
Name of Publisher :Buddhist Press Of India
Year of Publication :2010

Historical Importance Of Kanheri
Name of Publication :India: Yesterday And Today’, Prof. Menon Felicitation Vol.
Name of Publisher :Vijaya Laxmi Publication
Year of Publication :2009

Re-Identification And Study Of A Unique Figure Of The Buddha From Kanheri.
Name of Publication :A. Sundara Felicitations Vol. 4: Section Iii. Architecture And Sculpture: Saundaryashri
Name of Editors :P. Chenna Reddy
Name of Publisher :Sharada Publication
Year of Publication :2009

Kanheri: Architecture And Its Sectarian Affiliation
Name of Publication :Dhamma And Abhidhamma’ Vol. Ii Proceeding Of International Conference
Name of Editors :Dr. K. Sankarnarayan
Name of Publisher :Somaiya Publlication
Year of Publication :2008

An Evidence For Mahayana From Kanheri
Name of Publication :Contribution Of Buddhism To World Culture, Vol. Ii’, Proceeding Of International Conference
Name of Editors :Dr. K. Sankarnarayan
Name of Publisher :Somaiya Publlication
Year of Publication :2006

Kanheri: A Unique Buddhist Monastery
Name of Publication :Buddhist And Pashupata Caves In Mumbai
Name of Editors :Dr. S. A. Pandit
Name of Publisher :Sathaye College
Year of Publication :2005

Kanheri: The Sustain Patronage
Name of Publication :Buddhism In Global Perspective, Vol. Ii
Name of Editors :Dr. K. Sankarnarayan
Name of Publisher :Somaiya Publlication
Year of Publication :2003

Bhadrayaniya-S At Kanheri
Name of Publication :Proceeding Of Seminar On ‘sources Of History And Their Interpretation
Name of Editors :Dr. Surekha Sawant
Name of Publisher :Ljnj Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Year of Publication :2003

Tara Sculptures From Kanheri
Name of Publication :Journal Of Anatacharya Indological Research Institute, Vol. Iv
Name of Editors :Dr. Ramesh Dave
Name of Publisher :Anatacharya Indological Research Institute
Year of Publication :2002

Identification Of Monastic Site In Si-Yu-Ki
Name of Publication :History Today, Vol. Iii
Name of Editors :Dr. S. P. Gupta
Name of Publisher :Indian Archaeological Society
Year of Publication :2002

Research Papers Presented

Mahapratiharya In Cave 50 At Kanheri
Name of Seminar :Buddhist Narratives
Level :International
Period :24-02-2016-26-02-2016
Name of Organizers :Department Of Pali, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Kotikarna In Buddhism
Name of Seminar :Narratives
Level :National
Period :02-03-2016-03-03-2016
Name of Organizers :Department Of Sanskrit, Mumbai University


Name of Workshop :Elephanta Site Workshop
Level :National
Period :23-01-2016-25-01-2016
Name of Organizers :Instucen


Name of Seminar :Kanheri Site Seminar
Level :National
Period :05-11-2015-07-11-2015
Name of Organizers :Instucen

Book Reviews

Hindavi Swarajyachya Don Rajdhanya Raigad And Rajgad, Ek Chikitsak Abhyas
Review Published In :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Year of Publication :2014
Name of Editors :Dr. A. P. Jamhedkar / Dr. Devangana Desai
Name of Publisher :Asiatic Society Of Mumbai
Place of Publication :Mumbai

Popular Writings

Where Esoteric Buddhism Flourished, Buddhist Caves At Ellora
Name of Book :Maharashtra Unlimited
Name of Editors :Manjiri Khandekar
Name of Publisher :Mtdc, Government Of Maharashtra
Place of Publication :Mumbai
Date of Publication :01-04-2013
Nature of Publication :Periodical

Story Of Mumbai
Name of Book :Maharashtra Unlimited
Name of Editors :Manjiri Khandekar
Name of Publisher :Mtdc, Government Of Maharashtra
Place of Publication :Mumbai
Date of Publication :01-01-2013
Nature of Publication :Periodical

Caves Of Mumbai
Name of Book :Maharashtra Unlimited
Name of Editors :Manjiri Khandekar
Name of Publisher :Mtdc, Government Of Maharashtra
Place of Publication :Mumbai
Date of Publication :01-01-2013
Nature of Publication :Periodical

Elephanta
Name of Book :Maharashtra Unlimited
Name of Editors :Manjiri Khandekar
Name of Publisher :Mtdc, Government Of Maharashtra
Place of Publication :Mumbai
Date of Publication :12-07-2012
Nature of Publication :Periodical

Maharashtra’s Forgotten Treasure: Pitalkhora
Name of Book :Maharashtra Unlimited
Name of Editors :Manjiri Khandekar
Name of Publisher :Mtdc, Government Of Maharashtra
Place of Publication :Mumbai
Date of Publication :01-04-2012
Nature of Publication :Periodical

Traikutaka
Name of Book :Heritage Mgazine
Name of Editors :Manjiri Khandekar
Name of Publisher :Heritage India
Place of Publication :Pune
Date of Publication :01-11-2011
Nature of Publication :Periodical

Radha Sabnis
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First Year
Sem I
  • Buddhist Ethics
  • Review of Buddhist Literature
  • Key Concepts of Buddhism
  • Development of Religious Thought

Sem II
Core Papers
  • Introduction to Early Buddhist Philosophy and Literature

Optional Papers I and II
  • Interaction of trade and religion

Second Year
Sem III
Core Papers
  • Later Buddhist philosophy through Literature (Upto Yogacara)

Optional Papers I and II
  • Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia

Sem IV
Core Papers
  • Resurgence of Buddhism
  • Buddhist Art and Architecture

Optional Papers I and II
  • Buddhism in East Asian Culture